2016 News/Updates

28 November 2016
The incredible lengths the 'powers-that-be' are going to, to steal your hard earned money!

- Intro

Well, it’s been another very busy month here at Aussie Speeding Fines and, as you will see from the sheer number of articles that we have included in this month’s update, the government and their ‘policy enforcers’ are ramping up their efforts as we head into the Christmas break, in order to raise as much revenue as they possibly can.

There are more speed cameras being deployed – so as to issue more fines - and there are more Sheriff’s operations occurring (especially in shopping centres) than ever before - to force you into handing over your hard earned money. And, as you’ll see in one of the sections below, the police have now been caught red-handed, breaking the law, simply to raise as much revenue as possible.

Sadly, despite all the government’s BS propaganda, the road toll continue to rise and Aussie motorists are finally getting the message that the current system exists purely to raise revenue, rather than having any bearing what-so-ever, on so-called “road safety”. Thankfully, as a result, there have been more people than usual fighting back and that has helped balance things out a little but there’s still a long way to go!

Christmas, which is now less than a month away, is traditionally the busiest time of the year for the revenue raisers so you know they will be out in even greater numbers than usual over the coming weeks, so please read through the sections below so that you are aware of their latest tactics and what you can do to stop them in their tracks!

We’re going to warn you up front, this is a longer than usual update but there are just so many things going on now that Aussie motorists simply must be aware of. So, please, aside some time to kick back and take it all in and, once you have, be sure to pass it onto fellow motorists so that they know what’s going on too – just remember to remove the ‘Unsubscribe’ link from the bottom so they accidentally remove you from our database..

- The latest speed camera news

The first article comes from Victoria, where the police are now testing new “high tech” speed cameras. Now, this is not really anything new, speed cameras have been able to detect people from both the front and rear for some time now – despite the fact that many motorists mistakenly believe that a camera can only detect you from the rear. This is also contrary to what the reporter, Aleks Devic, claims as well because he clearly hasn’t done his research properly! Cameras have also been able to detect people across multiple lanes for quite some time as well – again, despite Mr Devic’s claims – just look at any of the major freeway cameras in any State.

What is of greatest concern, however, is actually some of the other points that are raised in this article - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/hitech-speed-cameras-being-tested-on-victorian-roads/news-story/8483220af0a6c9c49f2e069d9d811a86

For example, the 3rd paragraph states that one motorist is now being snapped every 20 seconds for speeding! Now, this tells you a number of things straight away. First and foremost, these cameras are not the deterrent that the police claim they are and, secondly, if the government dictates that one person is “breaking the law” every 20 seconds then the Government’s definition of “the law” is clearly wrong and needs to be changed immediately!!!

A few paragraphs later, the same article details the fact that, in Victoria alone, “more than a billion dollars will have gone into government coffers from fines over the past three years”. That is a billion dollars of your hard earned money! For what? Accidentally drifting a few k’s above some arbitrarily set, artificially lowered, ‘speed limit’ that has little or no bearing on what is realistically a ‘safe’ speed to drive at!

Also having absolutely no bearing on reality is the drivel spouted by the various police representatives at the end of the article. As you will see a little further don this e-mail, the road toll continues to rise in almost all States across Australia and, in particular, in Victoria. So, all their rubbish about speed cameras ‘saving lives’ is pure propaganda that is simply used to justify the billion dollars a year the government is stealing from innocent, hard working, Aussie motorists!

Despite the rising road toll that we cover further down this e-mail, the fact remains that the Victorian government is raising an insane amount of money from Victorian motorists and it’s only set to get worse, as they have just signed a new 8 year contract worth $103 million to make it even easier and more ‘streamlined’ for motorists to pay their fines!

This article is truly scary – http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/610094/civica-wins-103m-contract-victorian-govt/ - because they spell out the fact that they are investing in a system that is a “functional and flexible operation of victim compensation orders, warrants, judgement debts and the collection of fines.”

Now, you don’t have to be a maths professor to figure out that if the government is making a billion dollars a year with the current system and they choose to “invest” a further $103 million into a new system, then they plan on making a hell of a lot more than ‘just’ a billion dollars over the next three years!

Rest assured, if we don’t all start fighting back collectively against this insanity, then you’re going to see more articles/videos like this one - http://socialfeed.info/your-say-what-are-the-speed-camera-hotspots-in-your-suburb-a-10553934

Listen to that opening statement again – over 5,000 drivers were caught “speeding” on one street and most of them were doing less than 60 km/h! Again, as we said above, if the government decrees that number of people are “speeding’ then their definition of “speeding” is clearly wrong and has to be changed!!!

They admit that drivers there have been “targeted” more than 17 times in 12 months. How about, instead of “targeting” drivers – purely to raise revenue – why not conducting a review of the speed limit on that street and increasing it! You will, of course, note the complete and utter lack of reference to even a single accident occurring on that street. So, if “every k over is a killer” – as the police and governments claim – and if “speed is the biggest killer on our roads” – as they also claim – then how exactly is it that over 5,000 people have been booked for “speeding” yet there hasn’t been a single accident, let alone a death? Remember, as shocking as it is to “target” a street 17 times in 12 months, that leaves another 347 days that these same motorists were also presumably “speeding” – but weren’t detected because they weren’t being targeted – and still not a single report of an accident!

As is correctly stated in the video, if the government was truly interested in slowing people down, with that number of fines being issued, they would surely put up clear signs about it being a 60 zone – since 90% of people were travelling less than 60 km/h – but, of course, they have no interest in doing that because it’s a great little money spinner for them – just like pretty much every other speed camera out there.

And, finally – for this section anyway – it appears as though the police will stop at nothing when it comes to setting up one of their revenue raising cameras, as is clearly detailed in this article - http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/outcry-after-police-van-blocks-yamanto-path/3103273/

Straight away, the picture at the top of the article is cause for immediate concern as there are multiple steel poles and metal signs in the vicinity of the speed camera van, which, according to the police guidelines and ‘site selection criteria’ should rule this site out as a suitable site for speed camera deployment. We have copies of all the manufacturers’ manuals and the site selection criteria documents on the Downloads page of our Advanced Membership website – http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/

The fact that they are illegally parking on the grass and blocking the footpath, all in the name of collecting more revenue for the government, is, of course, cause for even greater concern. If you would like to do something pro-active about stopping this kind of action and, removing speed and red light cameras on the whole, then we urge you to visit our Petition to Remove Cameras page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add your signature to it.

- The war on motorists, they are just a source of revenue

As we noted in the section above, it should be clear to everyone in this country now that speed cameras exist purely to raise revenue – we doubt that many people, in light of all this information, could still believe that they were actually there for our ‘safety’ or ‘protection’.

Unfortunately, things have progressed a step beyond that now and, as the following articles detail, it really has now become a case of our governments declaring war on Aussie motorists and, like any war, there are many battles to be fought, on many different levels but we’re certainly not going to win by sitting on our collective backsides still believing “She’ll be right mate”. To see how clearly “not right” things are, be sure to read these important articles:

The first is a video about a recent Sheriff’s operation that extorted a $193,581 from innocent Victorian motorists resulting from, on the whole, very minor breaches of unjust and unlawful State statutes. You can watch the short video here - http://socialfeed.info/one-of-the-biggest-fine-crackdowns-this-year-has-recouped-thousands-of-9291220 - if you can stomach, Brendan Facey openly admitting that parking fines – which harm absolutely no-one and ‘toll fines’ – which, again, harm absolutely no-one, and are, of course, completely unlawful because We, the People own the roads in this country – are “very common infringements in Victoria.

So, the Sheriffs blatantly pull over completely innocent motorists, who have neither harmed nor deprived anyone of anything and then hold them to ransom – by threatening to clamp their cars – and then tell all this to the media who openly publicise this message and no-one bats an eyelid! Are you all asleep? Are you insane? How does this not cause massive outrage amongst all Victorian motorists???

And here’s a similar report from another major Sheriff’s operation that occurred just a few weeks ago - http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/altona-meadows-blitz-nets-223000/ This is extortion, plain and simple and we can’t understand how, or why, people are putting up with it.

Aussie Speeding Fines has been around for almost 10 years now, our licence-saving e-book – “Speeding fines, What You REALLY Need to Know” - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-the-e%252dbook.html – has helped literally thousands of people successfully challenge their unjust and unlawful traffic fines and we now have five pages full of testimonials from motorists – some updated as recently as last month – that show just how many people have successfully used our information to fight back against this complete and utter injustice.

Please, if you haven’t yet got a copy of our invaluable e-book, go to our E-Book Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and order your copy now, so you never have to worry about one of these Sheriff’s operations, or leaving your car parked at a shopping centre, in the future. And, given that Christmas is just around the corner, why not consider buying a friend, family member or work colleague a copy of our invaluable e-book as a Christmas gift this year, which they will truly appreciate, use and remember for a lifetime.

Rest assured, it’s not just Victoria that is going to these extreme lengths to ‘collect’ on old unjust and unlawful fines – other States have their own systems in place too. As this article -

https://www.msn.com/en-au/video/topvideos/queensland-government-set-to-put-pressure-on-unpaid-fines/vi-AAk7ISf?refvid=AAjpr5e  - from QLD shows, they too are implementing new strategies to extort people into “paying up”.

The most positive part of the whole video comes in the opening remarks, where the reporter states that Queenslanders owe more than one billion dollars in unpaid fines! The fact that that many motorists are refusing to hand over their hard earned money is fantastic! Sadly, it seems as though it’s about to get harder for Queenslanders to hold onto their money as the government cracks down on this lost revenue stream.

Once again, you have the QLD government, just like their Victorian counterparts, “investing” $60 million into a system that is designed to “recover lost revenue” so you know that means that they are going to have to raise additional revenue, just to cover the cost of the new system alone, if nothing else.

The reporter blatantly admits that, with this new system in place, they will all but “harass you into submission”. So, we say again, if our government needs a system of ‘harassment’ to get people to ‘comply’ then it is clear that their definition of ‘compliance’ and/or what they are asking people to ‘comply’ with, clearly needs to change!

The guy being interviewed repeatedly refers to people “owing” money but what do they supposedly “owe” this money for? Where is the contract? Where is the legally binding agreement? As we explain in our e-book, there actually isn’t one and their request for money is simply as a result of a “claim” against you and, unless they can prove that claim then you don’t owe them a cent.

Like he says in the closing line of the story, we don’t want to ‘see you in the system’ either so be sure to get our e-book so you know the steps to take to effectively challenge the system before you end up being part of it.

- How do they justify these ridiculous fines and their enforcement?

The next few sections pose some very important questions, the first of which is, how do the various governments of this ‘fine’ country – pun intended - justify this blatant revenue raising and how is it that so many people still buy into it?

Well, as we’ll address in the next section, most fines are issued under the false and mis-leading guise of “road safety” and, despite that fact that nothing could be further from the truth, people still buy into the Government’s well funded, overly emotional, factually twisted advertisements. Next, the governments focus on dividing those who have outstanding fines and pit them against those who don’t. And, finally, they go to great lengths to convince us that those who get a fine and pay it are doing the “right thing” but those who have outstanding fines are, basically, criminals.

Well, unfortunately for the government, despite their expensive propaganda machine – which we, the tax-paying people of this country pay for – the truth about their fundamentally flawed “road safety” strategies is starting to come unstuck.

As this article shows -http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/speed-limits-keep-us-alive/3113630/ - despite the title, strict speed enforcement has actually been shown to make our roads more dangerous!

The article goes onto detail about what we have been telling our members for many years now; if you spend all your time focusing on the speedo – to ensure that you don’t get a ticket – then that is time that you’re not spending focusing on the road, and that is clearly going to make you a more dangerous driver and less likely to see a potential hazard.

The government make expensive TV ads suggesting that slowing down by just a few km/h can mean the difference between reacting to a incident and stopping in time or hitting someone, yet they fail to comprehend that the extra time people spend staring at their speedo – simply to avoid getting a fine for breaching some unlawful State statute – leaves motorists just as vulnerable as driving a few extra k’s over the limit. Is it is the governments still don’t understand this simple concept or is it a case of them being well aware of it but ignoring it because it doesn’t fit with their revenue raising policies?

The results of the study referred to above are expanded on even further in this article - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-26/speed-enforcement-detrimental-to-road-safety-study-finds/7965082 - which explains, very simply, that “you can’t necessarily make drivers pay more attention to the speed and go more slowly without taking their attention away from some other critical aspect of driving” – it really is a very simple concept that our collective governments either fail, or refuse, to see.

- Why does the road toll continue to rise?

As we have explained in recent e-mail updates, the road toll continues to rise in almost all States across Australia, despite the fact that there are more cameras being deployed and more fines being issued across most States as well. Clearly, the current system is simply not working.

But, they continue to do more of the same, expecting something to magically change. As the old saying goes, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different result” – are those in charge of our lives on the roads insane???

Well, in Victoria, at least, it would appear so because, as this article, from just a few weeks ago, shows,

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/five-victorians-killed-on-deadliest-day-on-states-roads/news-story/b66fe3f751a340679c7fce3b0720bc22  - Victoria’s road toll is set to rise above 300 for the first time in a decade.

Remember, this comes directly on the back of the articles that we referred to earlier in this e-mail, which detailed  the fact that traffic fines in Victoria alone, raised over one billion dollars in revenue! Are you connecting the dots yet? All the new cameras, all the increased fines and yet still no reduction in the road toll and, in fact, one of the highest road toll figures in a decade!

It is absolutely mind-boggling that, in the face of these facts, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in Victoria still manages to insert some absolutely ridiculous and completely baseless reference to “low-range speeding” being one of “the most common mistakes leading to death or serious injury”. Are you for real??? Assistant Commissioner, you need to accept that you have blood on your hands as a result of the increasing road toll and yet you’re making completely false and mis-leading comments like that! Someone seriously needs to have a serious ‘chat’ to this guy and help him wake up to reality and the harm he is causing Victorian motorists with his blatant lies and deception.

On one hand, you have this completely unrealistic new “Towards Zero” TAC campaign - https://www.towardszero.vic.gov.au/what-is-towards-zero/what-is-towards-zero - which is categorically unachievable, and then, you have the Assistant Commissioner of Police admitting that it is a fact of life that “road trauma does and will happen”. So, which is it? Can we really expect to achieve a zero road toll or is this just a completely, over-exaggerated, overly emotional campaign that is designed to convince the masses that there is still a need to punish innocent motorists, who haven’t actually harmed anyone or been involved in a crash at all, by forcing them to pay a monetary penalty?

When are people going to get it through their heads that exceeding some arbitrary speed limit, that has been artificially lowered, in order to raise revenue, has next to nothing to do with accidents or the road toll?? As we have detailed on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - for almost 10 years now, exceeding the speed limit is only “a” factor – not even “the” factor – in just 5% of accidents! Aussie motorists need to wake up and stop buying into this completely BS government propaganda! The figures speak for themselves – more cameras = more fines = more deaths!

- What happens when you fight back?

So, what’s the answer to this blatant revenue raising and the increasing road toll then?

The answer is, we need to implement some truly life-saving strategies, such as those that we detail on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - and in our e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html

But, as we’ve explained many times before, the governments have absolutely no interest in listening to our ideas while they’re still raking in billions of dollars a year. So, the only way we’re going to be able to make them listen is by stopping the money rolling in, by fighting back.

So, what actually happens when people choose to fight back and challenge their fines with our information?

Well, as we detailed in last month’s e-mail update, we have heard of a number of people successfully challenging “the system” recently, including some landmark Supreme Court rulings – that can be relied upon as precedent in any State – such as this one, from South Australia – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-02/speeding-fine-challenges-likely-after-landmark-sa-ruling-lawyer/7807582 - and some others that we detail on our Advanced Membership website - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/

In addition to those major wins, there have been many other minor wins as well, such as the story of a motorist in Melbourne who successfully challenged a parking fine and won - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north-west/parking-fine-appeal-win-could-open-floodgates-for-other-challenges/news-story/b845d20d2ce2a3af501cfe75327e48ef?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=HaraldSun&utm_medium=Facebook Once again, the beauty of this victory is that it may well have “opened up the flood gates for others to do the same.”

Our friends “across the ditch” – in NZ – are also taking up the good fight, as is detailed in this story - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11752403

Although that fight cost this particular person a little bit in lost time, as he correctly points out, “There’s a broad principle in life called justice” and, “If you roll over you’re making it easier for those trusted with authority to hammer the s*** out of your fellow man” – if only everyone  had these same principles and chose to fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine they received – what a completely different place our world would be!

We’re not sure if this person was an ASF member or not or why he didn’t ask for costs but at least he challenged the system, helped fill up the courts and kept his hard earned money in his pocket at the end of the day, because he knew that he didn’t do what they were accusing him of – well done Sir.

- Now the police are breaking the laws!

People often complain to us that it’s “too hard” to fight the system or they say that the system is “too far gone” but we have to ask ourselves why that is. The simple answer is because those that came before us chose to believe that “she’ll be right mate” and sit on their apathetic backsides and leave it up to someone else to take action and, of course, the whole thing has spiralled completely out of control as a result.

Sadly, it is now left to us to take a stand and fight for our rights if we have any hope of retaining any. It is certainly harder than it ever was before but, as you will see from the articles below, it is also more vital now than at any previous point in time.

As this story reveals - http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/09/27/05/43/new-documents-show-hundreds-of-police-officers-breaking-traffic-laws - as far as the police are concerned, it’s one rule for us and one rule for them. They exist purely to enforce the laws and raise as much revenue as possible, not to actually abide by those laws themselves.

It is amazing that Peter Hitchener can sit there with a straight face and report that, “The police concede that it is disappointing” that officers have exceeded the speed limit and run red lights but, if he was reporting on some average motorist doing the same, it would have been accompanied by the usual emotional adjectives such as “shocking”, “dangerous” or “irresponsible” – talk about double standards!

We also find it amazing that the reporter can detail the fact that there were 927 instances of police exceeding the speed limit yet Channel 9 will still air the BS propaganda that “Every K over is a Killer” or some equally mindless, and baseless, ‘road safety’ campaign. So, the obvious question is, if the police were caught speeding that many times and, if speed really is the “biggest killer on our roads”, where are the reports of all the deaths they caused, since they weren’t authorised to be exceeding the speed limit on those occasions?

Hmmm.....maybe the truth is slowly but surely coming out – that speed has almost nothing to do with accidents and the only reason Aussie motorists are punished for exceeding arbitrarily set speed limits is purely to raise revenue! We are certainly open to other interpretations that we may have missed.

And, speaking of the truth coming out, although this is an old story - http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/stories/police-revenue - it has been generating some real interest on our Facebook group this month so we thought it was worth reporting on again because, at the end of the day, none of the issues raised in this story have been resolved in any way and the illegal activities continue to occur.

The police still have ‘targets’ they are required to meet and they continue to break the law to enforce those targets! This needs to be spread far and wide until everyone around the country understand what the first police officer in this story states – “we are tax collectors.”

It troubles us greatly when the media suggests that the courts are more likely to believe the police instead of you when the police actually have a legal requirement to prove their case “beyond a reasonable doubt” and by you just simply giving sworn testimony, under oath, is, in and of itself enough to establish that necessary ‘reasonable doubt’ to have the case against you dismissed. This is, of course, all detailed in our comprehensive e-book, including the exact phrase to state to the Magistrate to get him/her to accept that argument.

When the media can uncover e-mails that state that police are obliged to “book a minimum number of fellow South Australians, whether they have committed a crime or not” then have the police themselves admitting that they “go out deliberately to provoke someone” then you know that the current system is fundamentally flawed and simply must be changed. It won’t change by itself though – We, The People, need to rise up, stand up and fight back together and force it to change!

The police freely admit that they are breaking the law and the reporter explains that motorists are “the most vulnerable, even when there are no road safety issues involved”. The reporter goes so far as to say that the government “wants us to speed” because they bank on the revenue from the fines they can issue as a result. Aussie Speeding Fines is doing their bit to help inform and educate motorists in this country about these issues and about their rights but, ultimately, it is up to you, our members and subscribers, to take action to put an end to this blatant government revenue raising.

As we’ve said many times before, the answer to the closing questions of, “So what do we do? We’ve gotta meet our targets and we want to keep our jobs” is very simple – watch this important video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOsN-P5abVg – and then have to courage to “do the right thing” and quit.

- More advanced info is available from the Know Your Rights group

Many of you are aware that we are now working very closely with the Know Your Rights group, trying to get our information out to the masses and, so far, it certainly seems to be working, as you can see from many of the stories that we have covered in this update.

People often ask us for advice on other topics not related to traffic fines – the recent Census, is a prime example - as are the many questions we get about rates, failing to vote fines and how to handle the banks. We really want to keep our focus on traffic fines and do everything we can to bring about changes in this field so, even though we are obviously aware of “the bigger picture” and we have a lot information outside this area, we believe that the best place to go to for other information – especially on topics such as tax being illegal, the banking fraud, the importance of the Commonwealth Constitution, the recent mandatory vaccination laws, the Strawman concept, and much more – is definitely the Know Your Rights group - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/

Their website is very comprehensive and provides a ton of free information and, on top of that, they run really informative on-line radio shows every Tuesday night - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/radio-show/ - that are completely free to listen to.

If you enjoy their free information, we would encourage you to have a look at some of the other great products and services that they offer - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/products/ - and we definitely recommend their new e-book – “The essential step-by-step manual for understanding and exercising your rights” – as it covers a wealth of information on a wide range of topics that is all explained very simply and clearly. Be sure to read over their e-book page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/our-e-book/ - and grab a copy.

They also conduct live seminars and advanced workshops, that go into incredible detail about all of the topics noted above and they had some really great feedback from their events this year and, as a result, they are already locking in their first few events for 2017, which we definitely recommend attending if you have any true interest in learning about your rights and how to stand up for them.

You can find out exactly what they cover at those truly life-changing events via this link - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and also see what previous attendees have to say about them. If you’re in or around Adelaide or Perth in February next year, make sure you get along those truly informative and powerful events because we promise you, you won’t regret it.

We urge you to support the group in any way you can and be sure to take advantage of all of their incredible information they have available to help you learn about your rights.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

We know this e-mail is already getting quite long and we have already included some important success stories within the various sections so please refer to our five full pages of Testimonials - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - to read more from our Members who have successfully used the information in our e-book to challenge their unjust and unlawful fines.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines. The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


22 October 2016
The cracks are definitely starting to appear in "the system"!

- Intro

It’s been a while since we last wrote to everyone but we have been very busy, working with the Know Your Rights group and traveling the country with them trying to get the message out to Aussie motorists to start fighting back against the current corrupt system that is being forced onto all of us. You can find out more about the Know Your Rights group and what they’re currently doing, including the details of their upcoming, end-of-year events in Melbourne, further down this e-mail.

Since our last update, we have received a number of important media articles that detail exactly what the powers-that-be are up to now in their latest “cash grab”, as well as some major flaws and faults that are now starting to come to the surface – rest assured, the cracks are certainly starting to appear in “the system” and ‘average Aussies’ are starting to fight back and make a real impact.

So, to find out the full details of what’s going on around the country, please read on …..

- State government to potentially refund nearly $200 million in incorrect fines

One of the most powerful stories to hit our desk is also one of the more recent ones. This story - http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/stories/fines-fight - from South Australia came out last week and details just some of the many issues and loopholes that still exist within the current system.

Whilst the story does focus on SA legislation, the fact remains that the police and their enforcement agencies in all States around the country fail to follow a vast number of ‘procedures and protocols’ properly. For example, as we detail in our licence-saving e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALY Need to Know” - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.htmlno State can provide a certificate for any speed detection device to show that it complies with Section 10 of the National Measurement Act 1960. The reality is that these ‘enforcement agencies’ do not operate within the law, in any State, and we recommend that Aussie motorists challenge every unjust and unlawful fine that they receive.

The fact that these agencies are now raiding people’s bank accounts is a huge issue that is showing up, in particular, in SA and NSW. We have just drafted a new letter that you can send to your bank to stop them from allowing any unauthorised withdrawals from your account. You can access that letter from the Downloads page of our Advanced Membership area - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/ - and send it off to your bank. If anyone has had money taken from their account by one of these agencies, we recommend that you edit the letter and use the principles raised in it to have any monies returned to you.

And, if you’re not yet an Advanced Member, please be sure to read this page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Advanced-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – which details all of the new advanced information that is available to you as an advanced member – over and above what is already included in our e-book.

And, if you’re in SA, be sure to support Owen Godfrey and his tireless work with the No Speed Cameras party - http://www.nospeedcamerasparty.com/site/

- Landmark victory proves speed detection devices are inaccurate

SA motorists are really on a roll at the moment because the story from the section above comes right on the back of this landmark victory - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-02/speeding-fine-challenges-likely-after-landmark-sa-ruling-lawyer/7807582 - by an SA motorist who had his fine for allegedly driving 102 km/h in a 50km/h zone thrown out in the Supreme Court!

Now, before we get into the specifics of this important case, please keep this in mind: the motorist in this story was originally charged with supposedly doing 102 in a 50 zone – that’s a huge amount over the limit. So, to all those morons that sit there like sheep bleating the government propaganda, “If you don’t speed, you’ve got nothing to worry about”, this should be all the proof they need to show them how dangerously false that belief is. If the police got it wrong with a claim of a whopping 50 k’s over the limit then surely they get it wrong, all day every day, with claims of a just a few k’s over the limit!

As we have been trying to get through to people for about 10 years now, speed cameras are fundamentally flawed and even police officers using hand held devices detect incorrect speeds far more often than they detect correct ones and this landmark case explains why. We have included a link to the actual case itself on the Downloads page of our Advanced Membership website - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/

As we noted in the section above and, as we have explained to our Members via our comprehensive e-book for many years now, no speed detection device currently in use in Australia complies with S10 of the NMA and no speed detection device is properly tested and calibrated in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and this court case confirms that. Please note that, like the WA Fisheries case that we include in our e-book, this case is a Supreme Court case and can be relied upon by motorists in all States as precedent of this fact!

Remember, whenever you receive a fine, the notice states the ‘detected speed’ and then the ‘alleged speed’ and they are always different. So, they already admit that there is a margin of error, it’s now just a matter of arguing how much – in this case, as much as 52km/h!!!

The fact that the Police Minister makes such ridiculous, baseless suggestions that this is an isolated incident, shows just how blatant the revenue raising is and, even though they know they are wrong, they will keep doing it anyway.

Please, if you want to do your bit to have all cameras removed from the roads in Australia – just as they have done in many places around the world – please be sure to sign our petition - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and urge others to do the same.

- Police lose another humiliating court case

And, while we’re on the subject of police losing more cases against Aussie motorists, we thought you would enjoy this ‘human interest’ story – http://www.caradvice.com.au/480177/qld-police-lose-court-case-against-car-enthusiast-democracy-prevails/ - where a QLD motorist won his case against police who claimed he was ‘hooning’ just because he happens to drive a nice car.

Seriously QLD cops, could your jealousy be any more obvious???

As the reporter states, The waste of time to both the taxpayer-funded court system, the driver, and the taxpayer-funded police officer – for a charge that should never have been issued in the first place – was staggering.”

This is why it is so important to challenge every unjust and unlawful fine you may receive. And, most important of all, be sure to ask for costs. If the police continue to lose cases in the court, which is happening more and more now, as our numerous Testimonials pages prove - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and they were hit with costs, they will very quickly learn to stop issuing these ridiculous fines.

At the end of the day, as the reporter in this article says, “Justice is always worth defending.”

- Even more problems for the police

So, more and more people are challenging their fines and the police are losing their cases. That’s great news for Aussie motorists and bad news for the cops. But, unfortunately for boys (and girls) in blue, it gets even worse. Thankfully, people are waking up to their BS propaganda, “Speed Kills”, “Every K over is a Killer” and the like. As this article details - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/fine-revenue-falls-road-toll-rises-as-victoria-police-highway-patrols-decrease/news-story/7c87979858d0dacfb9c7f89feb71b58e - the government is making less money from fines yet the road toll continues to increase.

Whilst this article obviously comes from Victoria, where the road toll has increased by 27 deaths, or 13.2% - http://www.tac.vic.gov.au/road-safety/statistics/lives-lost-year-to-date - the statistics are very similar around the entire country:

The road toll in Tasmania is up by 7 or a whopping 47% already this year! - http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/135922/Fatality_Calendar_Year_to_Date_30_June_2016.PDF

The WA road toll has increased by 20 or 16% so far this year - https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/Statistics-Research

The NSW road toll has increased by 34 or 12% - http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/dynamic/nsw-road-toll-daily.pdf

The QLD road toll has increased by 5 or 2.9% - https://www.webcrash.transport.qld.gov.au/webcrash2/external/daupage/weekly/roadsense.pdf

Please keep in mind that there are more fixed cameras being installed all the time, there are more mobile speed cameras in operation and for longer hours in every State yet the road toll continues to increase!

So, what is the solution? According to the Victorian government, it’s to do more of the same and put more police on the roads! Remember, the definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different result. Are the people controlling the police and thus, by default, us, all insane???

Please, if you are genuinely interested in reducing the road toll, we urge you to take a moment to read over the truly life-saving strategies that we would like to see implemented on our roads, that we have detailed on our Vision for the Future page for almost 10 years now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

The police are trying to blame the Apex gang and car thefts for the rise in the road toll yet that is only a fairly recent issue. The road toll has been climbing, or at least yo-yoing in most States for many years now. And, other States haven’t been diverting their police to car thefts or gang violence so seriously, get off the propaganda bandwagon, admit that the current “road safety” policies have absolutely nothing to do with actual road safety – and everything to do with raising revenue – and start implementing some true road safety initiatives!

The issue is that the government is so hell bent on raising revenue that they ignore true road safety initiatives, even when they are put to them by an informed, experienced, ex-police officer, who is now a Member of Parliament. As this article details - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/former-traffic-cop-turned-mp-bill-tilley-calls-for-europeanstyle-hoon-highway/news-story/e7dda7f7529cda3d3c9bfe522c57b460 - Liberal MP Bill Tilley has proposed a very sensible and slight increase in the speed limits on open roads – which has been proven to reduce accidents around the world. Yet, when he makes such a proposal, he is shut down.

As we have said more times than we can count, it is only when we stop the money rolling into the government coffers – and the road toll continues to increase – that they will be forced to take notice of these kinds of true, road safety initiatives.

- Proof that raising speed limits improves road safety

Following on from the increasing sped limits article in the section above, things have become so out of control and so revenue focused that despite reporting in July this year that the de-restricted speed limit sections of highway in the Northern Territory had lead to a reduction in road deaths, the NT government, in their infinite wisdom, have now decided to re-introduce speed limits on those sections of highway again!

As this July 2016 article details - http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/nt-open-speed-limits-extended-20160707-gq184y.html - “Northern Territory chief minister Adam Giles cited extensive research which showed a reduction in road deaths when open speed limits were in place.”

Not only that but the article also clearly states that when the NT government previously abolished open speed limits, More people died on Territory roads (307) in the six years after than in the six years before the change (292).

But then, less than two months later, this article - http://www.caradvice.com.au/475775/northern-territory-to-axe-open-speed-limits/ - reported that the newly elected NT government is going to ignore all of that data and is going to reintroduce speed limits again.

We urge every NT motorist – or any motorist intending on driving in the NT – to keep this e-mail for your records and, if any motorist is killed on those sections of road, after those speed limits are reintroduced, then the government should be charged with manslaughter! The statistics are crystal clear – de-restricting the speed limits reduces fatalities, reintroducing speed limits increases fatalities. If the government chooses to ignore those facts and reintroduce speed limits for their own selfish reasons then they should be held accountable for any and all deaths that occur as a result. NT Labor party, you have been officially put On Notice!

- Absolute proof that it’s all about revenue raising

Imagine you run a company that sends our invoices with fancy logos on the top and people send you money in return. Now, if you ran this company, wouldn’t you slowly but surely increase the amount of money you asked for and then, ultimately, come up with new reasons to send out more invoices with fancy logos on them?

Of course you would and that’s exactly what the police do around the country! They issue fines (invoices) with fancy logos (the State Police emblem) and people blindly “pay up”. So, they slowly but surely increase the amount payable on various fines – which has been happening across the board in most States – and, after great success with that strategy, they have slowly but surely been coming up with new reasons to send out more fines (invoices).

They have recently introduced purported ‘laws’ that state you can’t touch your phone or operate your GPS while you’re driving, for example, and speed limits are being artificially lowered around the country and a road that was totally safe to drive on at 100, or 80 or maybe 60 last year is magically only safe to drive on ay 80, or 60 or even 50 now – all to simply raise more revenue for the government.

Well, many people have become and sick and tired of these constantly increasing traffic fines and have chosen, for one reason or another, to start riding their bicycles more. So, what has the government done in response to this? Are they rewarding cyclists for easing congestion in the city, making it easier for people to get around and/or encouraging them to pursue the health benefits of riding their bikes? Of course not! They have seen a drop in fine revenue from motorists so now they have decided to attack the growing number of cyclists, as they see them as a growing source of revenue.

Now, no matter what you may think of cyclists – and yes, just like some motorists, some of them do, indeed, do the ‘wrong’ thing on our roads – you would have to agree that this article - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/new-cycling-laws-one-of-the-first-bike-riders-hit-with-319-fine-for-not-wearing-a-helmet/news-story/2301f9cec9572e76555fe372da7a6a38 - details a blatant attack on our God-given rights to travel freely about the planet.

Surely, if a cyclist wants to get around without a helmet that should be their choice, shouldn’t  it? If they have an accident and suffer some injury or death because they didn’t wear a helmet then that’s their problem – not the government’s! Just like motorists choosing not to wear a seatbelt. And, should cyclists slow down or stop for a red light? Yes, of course, but just like a motorist, if it’s safe to proceed through the intersection, what’s the problem if they do so?

We already have some of the most draconian traffic laws in the world but these latest cycling laws and fines take things to a whole other level and, of course, will do absolutely nothing for the safety of these cyclists and will do everything to further line the government coffers with revenue. Again, we urge all cyclists to challenge any and every unjust and unlawful fine they receive and many people have already adapted the 3 step process from Chapter 3 of our e-book to successfully challenge a range of cycling related fines over the years.

There are two lines in this article that, when read together, make it crystal clear what these latest fines are really all about. The first is the line stating that, “... fines for five offences have increased by up to 500 per cent.” And the other is the fact that, “The government’s Transport Management Centre said it had not recorded any incidents involving cyclists during the morning peak.” IE. Despite a whole range of fines being issued – including fines that had increased by up to 500% - not a single cycling related issue had been recorded.

It really doesn’t get any clearer than that!

Please keep in mind that, as the Know Your Rights group teach in their e-book and at their live events, Section 117 of the Commonwealth Constitution states that, A subject of the Queen, resident in any State, shall not be subject in any other State to any disability or discrimination which would not be equally applicable to him if he were a subject of the Queen resident in such other State.” This means that cyclists in NSW cannot be punished or penalised for these fines just because they live in NSW when no other State has introduced such ridiculous legislation.

You can find out more about the important work that the KYR group does in the section below.

- Even more advanced info available from the Know Your Rights group

Many of you are aware that we are now working very closely with the Know Your Rights group, trying to get our information out to the masses and, so far, it certainly seems to be working, as you can see from many of the stories that we have covered in this update.

People often ask us for advice on other topics not related to traffic fines –the recent Census, is a prime example. We really want to keep our focus on traffic fines and do everything we can to bring about changes in this field so, even though we are obviously aware of “the bigger picture” and we have a lot information outside this area, we believe that the best place to go to for other information – especially on topics such as tax being illegal, the banking fraud, the importance of the Commonwealth Constitution, the recent mandatory vaccination laws, the Strawman concept, and much more – is definitely the Know Your Rights group - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/

Their website is very comprehensive and provides a ton of free information and, on top of that, they run really informative on-line radio shows every Tuesday night - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/radio-show/ - that are completely free to listen to.

If you enjoy their free information, we would encourage you to have a look at some of the other great products and services that they offer - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/products/ - and we definitely recommend their new e-book – “The essential step-by-step manual for understanding and exercising your rights” – as it covers a wealth of information on a wide range of topics that is all explained very simply and clearly. Be sure to read over their e-book page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/our-e-book/ - and grab a copy.

They have also asked us to remind everyone that they are running their major, end-of-year,  live events in Melbourne on the 19th and 20th of November this year and those events have sold out in previous years that they have run them and we expect that this year will be the same.

You can find out exactly what they cover at those truly life-changing events via this link - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and also see what previous attendees have to say about them. If you’re in or around Melbourne, make sure you get along those truly life-changing events because we promise you, you won’t regret it.

We urge you to support the group in any way you can and be sure to take advantage of all of their incredible information they have to help you learn about your rights.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

And finally, to top off the good news this month, we have some great new testimonials to share with you.

The first is from a Member who, once again, has proven that, as long as you keep fighting, rather than blindly “paying up”, you can win with very little effort at all.

Hi Guys,

Had a victory (and no fight). Defended a speeding fine - armed with the information from the ebook, Wayne's good work and some other material I had found, proceeded to the court ready for the challenge, thinking I had 'right' on my side, only to be foiled by a lack of a challenger.

RMS did not appear, nor brief the Police Prosecutor, who asked the Magistrate to adjourn the matter until she was briefed. Magistrate asked if I objected to an adjournment, which I did, stating that I had already had 2 tips to the Court (650 km one way drive) and that I was ready to proceed.

Magistrate promptly stopped me from saying anything further - stated as I had traveled twice to the Court and the speed was deemed a low level infringement ( doing 71 km/h in a 60 km/h zone, when the infringement notice stated < 10 km/h above the limit), he dismissed the matter, smiled at me, I packed up all my paper work, bowed to him and left. All of 2 minutes of what was a 14 hour driving trip.

Came home very happy with the day.

Regards

Rob - NSW

And, our second is a very detailed e-mail from another Member who also chose to stand his ground and fight, this time, against an unjust parking fine, and he won too.

Hi Guys,

This may be of help to members as a success story and an example of a arrogant council.

Claremont City council parking  Fraud.

My son attended a Caravan show at the Claremont show ground on a Saturday. He Parked in a car park not clearly marked Disabled Parking (Very rusty unreadable sign MORE ON THIS LATER)  However when he got out of his car with his children, he noticed he was parked in a bay clearly marked "disabled"  so he looked around and discovered that of the 27 car park spaces only seven were  marked as disabled  so he moved his car into an unmarked bay and attended the show.

When he returned he found a parking ticket for $300.00 for parking in a disabled car park.  We went into defense mode and wrote the three ASF  process letters and a couple of others to the local minister etc all to no avail.  And the duck shove had begun.  He received no further correspondence what so ever on the subject. But surprise surprise, he got a bill marked at the top with the inference that it had been sent from "The Attorney General’s office" with the option to plead guilty or have the matter dealt with in court.  (there were three previous requests  for chapter3 hearings that were ignored)  and they were demanding payment with an extra $116.95  added to the total. Once again all three copies of our ASF letters were forwarded and again these were ignored.  The only option we were given was to have the matter heard in magistrates court. 

A further demand for payment was forwarded which was ignored as the matter was an ongoing  issue to be determined in court  THE NEXT TRICK:  My son had his drivers license suspended by the Govt of WA Fines enforcement registry and threatened WITH IMPRISONMENT until the outstanding fine was paid which was now  $416.95  This MEANT THAT MY SON WAS EFFECTIVELY PUT OUT OF WORK as he no longer had a drivers license. 

We immediately completed an "Application for revocation of disqualification NOTICE (form b4) Based on THE GROUNDS: 1   It would appear the application was heard in my absence, without notification.  2 complete absence of all the facts relating to the hearing ie: Date,   Court Number,  Court location,  Date lodged, Receipt No,  This application was forwarded to the State Solicitors Office  in Perth and his license was reinstated several days later by notice.

My son attended the magistrates court NOT chapter 3 requests (3) were ignored.    THE CAR PARK IN QUESTION PRIOR TO THIS HEARING HAD BEEN DEMOLISHED AND NO LONGER EXISTED BUT THEY HAD PHOTOGRAPHS AND LUCKILY SO DID MY SON, AND A MOVIE.

In court, the magistrate was very helpful in explaining his rights with regard to procedure etc. The council prosecutor turned up with two additional lawyers complete with intimidating white shirts and suits, sharpening pencils and arranging piles of paper and books and the ranger who issued the tickets. The ranger who issued the ticket when questioned knew very little of the parking area, he did not know how many parking spots it had but admitted that only 10 of them were clearly marked  handicapped when in fact, in his correspondence,  he had  referred to only seven.  My son had a photo of the old rusty sign as evidence, luckily, as a new sign had been erected in its place and a photo tendered in evidence, we then tendered our photo of the old sign in very bad repair.

When my son was shown a picture of the new sign he pointed out to the Magistrate, prosecutor and Marshal that the old sign was clearly shown in the back ground leaning up against the fence and if that wasn't bad enough, shovel and spirit level were in the foreground at the foot of a new disabled parking sign post.  Another photo was tendered in evidence  showing the bay he was parked in that displayed a disabled sign  the camera angle had been carefully selected to show this sign in the background But the sign was clearly not even in the car park but out in the street that runs past 20 meters away.  The judge adjourned for 45 minutes and when he returned he privately addressed the prosecutor who's face turned bright red and the case was dismissed.

One piece of evidence we did not get to use was a search of the council minutes  dated  20-08-13  repealing the excessive $300.00  fine down to $120.00  the minutes recorded a the motion carried by an absolute majority.  Our fine of $300.00 was issued on the 22nd March 2015. That raises the question where did the marshal/ inspector get the figure of $300.00?

Well we won and we thank you guys for the knowledge and courage to take on the system. The extraordinary lengths  the Claremont City council went to to get their $300.00 / $416.95 fine was criminal. It is a pity my son did not have the courage to bring up the issue of costs as they were considerable as he lives in Kalgoorlie and the matter was heard in Perth. 3 trips required fuel, accommodation, meals, I believe an application for costs would have received a good hearing as the Magistrate was clearly unimpressed with the Claremont council's heavy handed tactics but my son was pleased to put the matter behind him.

PS; USE THIS CORRESPONDANCE AS YOU WISH IT MAY GIVE COURAGE TO OTHERS.  Cheers from US

Roy from Claremont – W.A.

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to five full pages and continues to grow each month because we regularly receive stories of success, just like these, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines. The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



29 August 2016
We're finally moving in the right direction - slowly but surely!

- Intro

After a fairly negative and generally frustrating e-mail update last month, we’re happy to report that this month’s update is a lot more upbeat. There are, of course, still many points of concern but it looks like the truth is slowly but surely emerging and people are finally starting to wake up and take action against the current corrupt and ineffective system.

This month, we have details of a 9 News investigation proving just how many faults and flaws there are with speed cameras, we have someone who has taken action to put an end to ridiculous hospital parking fines and we even have an incredible story of a Magistrate that has spoken out against unjust and unlawful fines!

So, to find out the full details of these stories plus many more, please read on …..

- 9 News investigation proves cameras are faulty

We have been telling our Members for years that speed cameras are fundamentally flawed and constantly provide erroneous readings. We have excerpts from manufacturers manuals in our e-book that go into great detail explaining the range of issues with all manner of speed detection devices, with one publication even stating that “the possibilities for error are too numerous to mention”!

So, it was a very welcome surprise when we saw a 9 News investigation that confirmed a lot of what we have been telling people for a decade now and uncovering just how many flawed and faulty speed cameras are being used every day. We urge you to watch this video - http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/08/22/20/33/adelaide-speed-camera-faults-revealed - and take note of just how many serious faults they uncovered.

Now, this story is obviously from South Australia but, as we’re sure you can appreciate, these problems are not just limited to cameras in South Australia. In fact, cameras right around the country are subject to exactly the same issues. Be sure to pass this video onto those who bleat the police propaganda, “If you don’t speed, you have nothing to worry about.” and get them to respond to this important investigation.

Not surprisingly, the police just bury their head in the sand repeat their given mantras that speed cameras are accurate, fines are not issued if a camera is faulty and that cameras are checked regularly. But, as our five pages full of Testimonials prove - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - speed cameras are not accurate, unjust and incorrect fines are issued all the time and our Members have successfully challenged them in court!

Thankfully, people all around the country are waking up to these facts and, as this article - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/cars-seized-from-fine-defaulters-and-sold-has-debts-in-sa-hit-400-million/news-story/3bb77d6a89212f9626eb0ceec5a9a5cf - also from South Australia shows, more and more people are refusing to pay these ridiculous, unjust and unlawful fines.

Whilst it is obviously upsetting to hear that a few people have had their vehicles stolen from them by government thugs, it is great to see that the number of outstanding fines is constantly rising as more and more people refuse to blindly “pay up”!

As the story details, these agencies are going to extreme lengths to try and recover as much revenue as they can but there is now more than $400 million outstanding because motorists are arming themselves with the information in our e-book – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html - and they are standing up for their rights and fighting back against this blatant cash grab.

Please remember that, despite all the hollow threats referred to in that article, Section 8, Sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act dictates that “All fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void.” So, if your fine has not been to a court of competent jurisdiction, that complies with Section 71 of the Commonwealth Constitution, then any fine or forfeiture – including forfeiture of your car, your licence, demerit points etc. – is illegal and void!

What we need now is for everyone to fight back against every fine they receive and then we will bring the system to its knees.

- Police worried about rising road toll

As we continually remind people, there are now more cameras operating than ever before and more fines are issued every day than ever before yet the road toll continues to rise.

The police came out this week and publicly announced that they were concerned about the jump in the road toll - http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/08/27/01/53/victorian-motorcyclist-dies-in-crash - but what are they actually doing about it?

They clearly state that, despite all the cameras that are out there supposedly "saving lives" and all the fines that are issued every day, 171 people have already lost their lives, and that’s just in Victoria, and there is likely to be another 100 deaths before the end of the year. That is completely unacceptable!

When are the police, and those who pull their strings and order them around, going to realise that the current system of so-called “road safety initiatives” – aka “revenue raising” – are simply not working.

Sending out countless fines, usually 2 or 3 weeks after the fact, is not reducing the road toll. Clamping people’s cars months and years after the fact, over unpaid fines, is also doing nothing to help reduce the road toll. We have said it a number of times before but the powers-that-be are clearly not getting the message so we'll have to say it again – the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different result. How much longer are the police going to keep doing the same thing before they understand that it is not working?

We are currently working on an open letter to the police commissioner and the Minister for Roads that we hope to have finalised very soon. That letter will address these points and we hope that, once it is finalised, our Members will help us pass it around and make it go viral so that the powers-that-be are forced to respond and take new actions to help reduce the road toll.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, please be sure to read over our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - so you can see what we are ultimately trying to achieve and you can also read about some of the truly life-saving strategies that we would like to see implemented.

- How to put an end to hospital parking fines

As we have said many times before, there is at least a potential argument that speeding fines could be seen to have some correlation to road safety but, quite obviously, there is simply no way to justify that parking fines are about anything other than blatant revenue raising.

We came across this story - http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/greedy-council-fines-worker-15-minute-park/3068829/ - from Queensland which details the fact that an aged care worker was issued with a completely ridiculous and unjust parking fine while legally parked and whilst actually helping a patient! As the article states, it just goes to show how greedy and desperate these agencies are for revenue.

Well, someone finally had enough of this blatant cash grab after they received a $1,000 parking fine at a hospital – yes, you read that correctly! So, they have now started a petition for the government to provide free parking at hospitals and we urge you to add your signature to the almost 80,000 that they currently have - https://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull-free-parking-for-families-at-australian-public-hospitals

And, in the meantime, remember that corporations, such as hospitals, local councils etc. have no lawful authority to issue fines!

- Best Magistrate ever!

We have saved our best news article until last and we know that every one of you reading this update is going to love this story.

Last week, a Magistrate in Geelong single handedly wiped out thousands of dollars in fines after calling the collection agency “leeches” and directing defendants to calculate their own fines rather than relying on the statements they had been issued.

You can read this amazing story here - http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/crime-court/magistrate-tells-fine-dodgers-to-calculate-their-own-fines/news-story/37c9ea6c6d8e96224ebb8d00a697c6da - and we would urge you all to show Magistrate Jones your support by writing to him at the Geelong Magistrate’s Court and congratulating him on taking such a brilliant stand against  what is clearly just blatant revenue raising.

We found it extremely interesting that the Magistrate specifically reduced every toll fine to just $20 saying that was the amount they should have paid in the first place. Now, given that most tolls are only a few dollars, why would he pick the figure of $20? Perhaps he has read the section in our e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html - that explains why it is unlawful to pay any State debt in excess of $20 pursuant to Section 115 of the Commonwealth Constitution and sections 9, 11, 16 & 22 of the Currency Act 1965!

- Lots more advanced info now available

We have been slowly but surely adding to our Advanced Membership website - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com - over the course of this year and we now have an incredible amount of advanced information that goes over and above what we cover in our e-book.

Here is a list of just some of the incredible info you can now find on our Advanced Membership website:

  1. A letter from an ex-police Sergeant detailing why you should fight all fines and the steps to take to do so.
  2. Detailed explanations of why driving is a right, not a privilege
  3. Why traffic fines are not, in fact, criminal offences
  4. Why you don’t have to talk to the police unless you are under arrest
  5. Detailed paperwork from Members that you can download and use in your own cases
  6. Copies of the manufacturers manuals for almost every speed detection device currently used in Australia.
  7. Almost 20 links to important court cases and legislation that you can also use in your own cases.

And, as if all of that wasn’t enough, we have just been sent a copy of the latest 524 page NSW Police Handbook, which details everything the Police can and can’t do in the course of their day-to-day activities. You can access that invaluable book from the Downloads page on our Advanced Membership website - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/download.php

- Even more advanced info available from the Know Your Rights group

Many of you are aware that we are now working very closely with the Know Your Rights group, trying to get our information out to the masses and, so far, it certainly seems to be working, as you can see from many of the stories that we have covered in this update.

People often ask us for advice on other topics not related to traffic fines – we received a number of e-mails over the past few weeks about the recent Census, for example. We really want to keep our focus on traffic fines and do everything we can to bring about changes in this field so, even though we are obviously aware of “the bigger picture” and we have a lot information outside this area, we believe that the best place to go to for other information – especially on topics such as tax being illegal, the banking fraud, the importance of the Commonwealth Constitution, the recent mandatory vaccination laws, the Strawman concept, and much more – is definitely the Know Your Rights group - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/

Their website is very comprehensive and provides a ton of free information and, on top of that, they run really informative on-line radio shows every Tuesday night - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/radio-show/ - that are completely free to listen to.

If you enjoy their free information, we would encourage you to have a look at some of the other great products and services that they offer - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/products/ - and we definitely recommend their new e-book – “The essential step-by-step manual for understanding and exercising your rights” – as it covers a wealth of information on a wide range of topics that is all explained very simply and clearly. Be sure to read over their e-book page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/our-e-book/ - and grab a copy.

They have also asked us to remind everyone that they are about to start running their incredible live events again and their next weekend seminar and workshop will be in Sydney on the 24th and 25th of September and then, after that, will be their Gold Coast events on the 8th and 9th of October. You can find out exactly what they cover at those truly life-changing events via this link - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and also see what previous attendees have to say about them. If you’re in or around Sydney or the Gold Coast, make sure you get along to one of those events because we promise you, you won’t regret it. And, if you book your ticket(s) in the next week, you can take advantage of their 20% off Early Bird discount which makes the events really affordable as well.

We urge you to support the group in any way you can and be sure to take advantage of all of their incredible information they have to help you learn about your rights.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

And finally, to top off the good news this month, we have a number of new testimonials to share with you.

The first was actually e-mailed to our friends at the Know Your Rights group but we were asked to include it in our Testimonials section. It once again shows that if you pursue a fine to court the charge can be dismissed for the simplest of reasons – which obviously can’t happen if you blindly ‘pay up’ beforehand.

Hi guys,

I won a case this today in the magistrates court. Dismissed!

After the 3 ASF letters, and numerous adjournments and revocations, I got to court and the constable was apparently sick and couldn’t come to court. 

This may be the case however I thought it was strange that the police prosecutor said he didn’t know of the charges and had not spoken to me. No paperwork, but strangely knew the officer was sick.

I had all my arguments researched too. Bugger. I guess they might have thought it would be too hard? Said that they were going to move to dismiss case and didn’t want to muck me around.

Damn I should have gone for costs… 

Anyway along with the very helpful CLRG boys, I’m 2 out of 3 so far. And the one I lost was a parking fine - council and I lost my nerve.

It is worth fighting this stuff. The education is invaluable.

Laz – Vic.

And here’s another that shows that persistence definitely pays off in the long run!

Hi Guys,

Yesterday my son and I had a win at a long drawn out trial, for a speeding offence that my son had gotten. Seven court date's later with no lawyer we won.

I think the judge could see that the little people with all the engineer's report fact's and evidence we had on the police. The police could not afford to lose this case. The evidence would open up the floodgates if the police lose this case on the facts and evidence alone this terrified them.

When the police could see that the little people were winning their case using evidence and facts , The head police prosecutor who was sitting in on the case, left the court room came out side where I was sitting as a witness. I could see that the prosecutor was desperate as she was not running the case, but felt the need to get involved.

The head prosecutor said if my son was to lose this case his licence was gone with a large fine and trial court costs in the tens of thousands of dollars.

I was asked if I will plead guilty to being the driver of the vehicle and they will drop all charges against him. I knew they could not lose this case at any cost because of the evidence we gave to the court. I had second to make up my mind. I chose to take the deal even though there was video evidence by the police proving my son was the driver. The head prosecutor said I need to have the fine transferred into my name.

I agreed knowing that this would take it away from my son and as the offence happened in FEB 2015, the time they had to issue the fine had passed, I could fight it later without the cost of a trial.

So cut a longer story short, it was better for the court and the police to lie to save face and millions of dollars in unlawful prosecuted cases. Yes we won but we didn't win for all the victims that just give up because it too hard.

To the court's and the cops I will get you one day.

Darryl – S.A.

And here is a fantastic testimonial from a first-timer who successfully challenged not one, but two fines, on his first time in court, because he was armed with our information.

Hi ASF,

I’m writing to thank you as I have just come out of court today for my first ever traffic infringements and have had two charges dismissed. One for ridings a non-LAMS approved motorcycle and the second for exceeding the speed limit (lidar detection). If I didn't find out about aussie speeding fines I would have to pay over $1000 in fines and also have my license suspended for 6 months or a year.

For anyone reading, please follow these points in your case as it is crucial to building reasonable doubt for the evidence against you! If you don't object it means you agree it is fact! ALWAYS OBJECT unless there is a critical error that you can exploit. Use the 3 step process if you can, as it gives you an advantage. The letters must be submitted to the court before the hearing as the police prosecutioner will object to them, or at least he did in my case.

Object to the evidence tendered by the police prosecutioner, especially regarding speed cameras.

Have a reason for objection on each item if you can.

Carefully and slowly go through the brief of evidence to find any errors, omissions, lies, or loopholes, before the hearing if possible. I should have asked for an adjournment to better prepare my defence.

I had no affadavits lodged so I went straight to the initial questions. I asked if the matter was being recorded and it was. I asked if it was a criminal matter before the court and the magistrate replied yes.

When I asked about whether it was a chapter 3 court, he took a long pause and said yes. I disputed this, citing the outcome of high court case Forge V ASIC, and handed him the outcome. He took one look at it and dismissed it as irrelevant. I decided not to push the issue at this point and just continue with the case as I wanted to resolve the matter that day.

I did not fully understand the procedure for tendering evidence and objecting, as things were proceeding fast & this was my first time in court, so I slipped up by not objecting to the certificate of approval in relation to the lidar gun. I must note that they appeared to have NATA approval, but there was no NSC number, and in my case I could not prove that the Road Transport Act 2013 was not a valid act based on mentioning the Queen in the preamble/proclomation of the act, citing the Commonwealth Constitution Act, National Measurement Act, and Imperial Acts Application Act, and when I asked for the Hansard entry, all I got was excuses.

Before court began I was shown the video footage from the patrol car and quickly determined it would not help them, so decided to allow it to be tendered into evidence. The system or officers failed to activate the microphone when I was first approached, and what was said then was also omitted from both officer's statements. The incident occured some 6 months ago so when I cross examined them regarding this, the only answer I got was "I cannot recall". This is important because I objected to the reading from the lidar gun when first approached. That would have helped me along with having further evidence.

There was some confusion on the penalty notices and their reminder letters, because the registration plate number had been entered incorrectly. I decided to tender them into evidence and gave a statement of my recollection of the events just before and during the alleged infringements, including denying the speeding offence. If my other arguments were successful I would have avoided giving evidence, as you get cross examined, but I had little else to support my argument

Their argument was that on a P2 rider license, you cannot ride a motorcycle greater than 600cc AND (very important, the magistrate made sure the police prosecution and I took note) greater than 150kw/t of power. Their evidence for this consisted of certificates from the RMS regarding my license, and the motorcycle in question. There was nothing on the certificate for the motorcycle about the capacity of the engine or the power it produced. Only the registered operator, make/model/colour, VIN & engine number, the tare weight.

The outcome being that just because a motorcycle is not on the LAMS approved list, does not mean it is illegal for a R L, R P1, R P2 license holder to ride it. The statement from police and recording of the event also had no facts regarding this matter. If found guilty for this offence I would have got 7 demerit points on my P2 license (with only 7 points available), meaning an instant suspension in addition to the fine.

I had no adequate defence for the alleged speeding infringement, and as I could not refute the prima facie evidence, the police's version of events was found to be factual. However, as this was my first traffic offence and first time in court, the magistrate gave me a section 10 (of the criminal code).

Both of these outcomes are a vast improvement! I have my license and no fines to pay. The only thing on my traffic record is the section 10 for the speeding infringement.

Best regards & keep on fighting,

Adrian - NSW

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to five full pages and continues to grow each month because we regularly receive stories of success, just like these, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. 

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines. The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



28 July 2016
Things are going from bad to worse but there is a light at the end of the tunnel!!

- Intro

Well, another month has passed and, as we have crossed into the second half of the year – yes, it’s a scary thought, isn’t it? – we keep being inundated with media reports of how ineffective the current system is and how completely ‘out of control’ the whole system of “revenue raising” has become.

We have, once again, been sent many very disturbing articles by our Members and subscribers and, unfortunately, this month, the news is generally ‘not good’. We have reports of; council rangers being reprimanded for not issuing enough fines, another council literally changing a sign in order to issue a fine – yes, you read that correctly1 We also have cops targeting the merging lanes on freeways, targeting people using fog lights and even targeting bicycle riders – all the while, our road toll has continued to increase right across the country.

We trust that you are as shocked and as appalled as we are when we read the following stories and, more importantly, we hope that it concerns you enough that you decide to take action to stop it continuing in the future.

So, to find out just how bad things are getting, please read on …..

- Councils are out of control

We all know that councils are out of control but some people may be shocked to see just how out of control they are in some parts of the country.

The first story we received this month was an article from the Daily Telegraph in NSW, which outlined how a council ranger was reprimanded for not issuing enough fines. These agencies constantly try and convince us that fines are “not about the money, they’re about ‘road safety’”, yet parking fines clearly have nothing at all to do with ‘road safety’ and when people are being punished for not issuing enough fines, the true motive behind issuing fines becomes crystal clear. You can read the full story for yourself here - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/city-of-sydney-email-highlights-parking-pain-of-clover-moores-ranger-unit/news-story/bb5a38807691b84ae70564581f1f7f1d

When things get so bad that people are committing suicide as a result of being bullied for not issuing enough fines then you know that the time has come force these people to change. If you haven’t done so already, please ensure that you register your interest in the class action against Local Governments that is being put together by CLRA – http://localgovernmentclassaction.com/ Over 1,500 people have signed up already but the guys need 50,000+ to proceed with the class action – which really shouldn’t be hard to achieve with social media and the like so be sure to pass the details of that website on, once you’ve registered your own interest.

Remember, councils have no lawful authority to issue fines – only courts can levy fines, after they have heard evidence from both sides. The fact that these councils continue to operate as judge, jury and executioner is ridiculous and it simply must be stopped! People need to stop blindly paying their council-issued fines and they need to start challenging them using the information in Chapter 9 of our e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html

And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, we received another story just this week where a council actually changed a sign, while a car was parked legally and then issued that car with a fine!!! Yes, we know it sounds too ridiculous to be true but, sadly, as this article details, it is - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/council-tickets-legally-parked-car-after-switching-sign-to-no-stopping-20160723-gqc7fo.html

The worst part is that the gentleman concerned honestly believes, as many people do, that if he didn’t have GPS data, he would just have to pay the fine and that is simply not the case. People often incorrectly think that if a matter comes down to “my word against theirs” that they will automatically lose and that is just not right. If you get on the stand and testify to the fact that you have not done whatever it is that some department or agency is accusing you of then that testimony, in and of itself, establishes “reasonable doubt”, which is all you are required to do, to have a case against you dismissed. You can even go so far as to challenge a magistrate to charge you with perjury if he doesn’t believe your evidence or direct him/her to dismiss the charge, as they have a judicial requirement to do, if they do believe your evidence.

It all comes down to knowing the right arguments to use and knowing how to present those arguments and that is what we cover in our e-book and on our Advanced membership website - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Advanced-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html

And, if you want some killer arguments to raise in relation to a parking fine, be sure to read the extremely detailed testimonial that we have included in this month’s update, in the Latest Testimonials and Feedback section towards the end of this e-mail.

- The police are also clearly out of control too

Sadly, it’s not just councils that are out of control, it’s the police too. Most you reading this will be well aware of the recent police shootings in the US, where cops over there have been filmed shooting unarmed motorists and the huge backlash that occurred as a result.

We tend to think that those kinds of things “only happen in the US” but, as crazy as it sounds, there have been two instances inside of just five weeks where cops have pulled their guns on motorists right here in Australia!

The first incident happened at the start of June in Queensland, where an officer pulled his gun on a motorist who was allegedly doing 126km.h in a 100km.h zone in the outback. You can see footage of the incident and read the accompanying story here - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-06/vision-released-police-officer-pulls-gun-on-motorist-outback-qld/7482950

Thankfully, the whole incident was caught on camera and the cop involved is being hauled through the courts for his actions but it could have been a very different story if the motorist hadn’t filmed him. As the story explains, this is not the first incident that the particular officer was involved in and one has to wonder just how many other “rogue cops” are out there!

And, just quickly, speaking of ‘rogue cops’, check out this story from Geelong, in Melbourne - http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/crime-court/rogue-radar-cop-gets-slap-on-the-wrist-after-issuing-speeding-fines-without-approval/news-story/c8c2bd7b0de736688e9f51d8928bbf00 - where an officer failed to complete the radar operators course but still used the device to issue numerous motorists with fines in and around that area!

Anyway, back to cops pulling guns on motorists - barely a week after the event mentioned above, there was an incident in NSW where another officer pulled a gun on a motorist for allegedly drink driving – which the motorist successfully had dismissed later on. We urge you to read the story and watch the footage here - http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/nsw-police-officer-pulled-gun-on-canberra-motorist-charged-with-drink-driving-20160708-gq1o4g.html - and just imagine how differently things could have ended up if the officer slipped during those last few steps or, if the door swung open too quickly and bumped the gun! All over a random breath test that was proven to be false – this is really scary stuff people and these officers need to be well and truly reigned in.

- What else the cops are doing

Following from the section above, not only are police not being reigned in, as they should be, instead, they are being given carte blanche by their superiors to do whatever it takes to raise more revenue for the government. They have even recently stooped so low as to target cyclists for the shocking ‘crimes’ of; disobeying traffic lights, riding on the footpath and not wearing helmets. As this Facebook post shows (we couldn’t find any other link to the story) - https://www.facebook.com/lawandlawcasesofinterestaustralia/posts/630238617156888 - 238 infringements were issued for activities that have little or nothing to do with ‘road safety’.

You will note that there is not a single mention of any of the cyclists targeted being involved in or causing an accident, hitting anyone or, causing any harm or loss to any other person. Accordingly, absolutely no ‘crime’ has been committed and, therefore, of course, there is absolutely no requirement for any form of ‘punishment’, such as a financial penalty as a result of an infringement notice.

There is some really great commentary in that article about the relevant fines that were issued and we commend Ziggy from www.carr.org.au for his input on that article. We also take this opportunity to remind people that, as is detailed on our numerous Testimonials pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - many of our Members have used the information and strategies from our e-book to successfully fight all manner of different fines, including bicycle related fines.

And, speaking of ‘road safety’, check out the ridiculous opening line to this article from Wangaratta, in regional Victoria, which details the fact that police will now be cracking down on motorists who use their fog lights unnecessarily -  http://wangarattachronicle.com.au/2016/07/22/fog-light-patrol-on-look-out/

The story states that it will be a “major road safety operation” – are you for real??? Yes, sure, sometimes, in certain situation, having your fog lights on can be a little bit bright but it’s certainly not like they’re going to blind people (like high beams do) and, in most cases, it makes cars clearer and easier to see from a distance. To call it a ‘major road safety’ operation is definitely a stretch though.

The police ridiculously attempt to justify this operation by referring to the fact that they caught a solitary motorists travelling at 211 km/h – okay, yes, that’s certainly dangerous but what on earth does that have to with a ‘major road safety operation’ in relation to improper use of fog lights??? Their pathetic attempt at justifying this blatant revenue raising exercise is an absolute joke!

Then, to top it all off, we have this story from WA - http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/was-top-cop-defends-speed-traps-targeting-motorists-joining-freeway-20160616-gpkjmy.html - which details the fact that police are now targeting motorists who are doing the right thing and speeding up on freeway ‘on ramps’, in order to safely merge with traffic flowing at freeway speeds! We can certainly understand targeting motorists who are speeding on freeway ‘off ramps’, when they should be slowing down, but doing it on the ‘on ramps’ makes absolutely no sense at all and is clearly just revenue raising.

Seriously, how did we allow things to get to such a point that the police are now able to target motorists, and issue them with fines, for driving safely??? And, yes, make no mistake about it, the reason that the police are getting away with this insanity is because we “allow” it to happen. If there were mass marches in the streets, if people bombarded the police and various Roads Ministers with letters of objection to this practice or, indeed, if everyone simply stopped paying these ridiculous fines, then they would be forced to modify their behaviour and that is what motorists must start doing if there is to be any real hope of changing things!

- All this while the road toll continues to rise

Now, there might be some argument that legitimizes all these insane, revenue raising tactics, if the road toll was also being significantly reduced but, as this article from Wheels magazine shows – http://www.wheelsmag.com.au/news/1607/australia-rolling-road-toll-hits-five-year-high/ - despite more fines being issued than ever before, the road toll around the country is continuing to increase!

As we have detailed over the past 5 years, more cameras have been installed or are being deployed each week than ever before. More fines are being issued around the country than ever before, yet the road toll has continued to increase and, as the article above details, it is actually at a 5 year high. If this isn’t proof that the current system isn’t working then we really don’t know what will be.

And we’re not talking about a small increase in the road toll – like 1 or 2 percent – we’re talking about significant increases – like 17%, 24% and even a 28% increase! Albert Einstein is attributed with saying that, “The definition of ‘insanity’ is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” – it appears as though those in charge of our roads and enforcing our road rules are now clearly ‘insane’!

And, as further proof of that fact, we have just come across a report from Victoria that shows that the government there are about to increase road tolls, speeding fines and council rates once again – clearly in order to raise even more revenue! This is their mentality; “We’re issuing more fines than ever before but the road toll continues to rise so that’s obviously not working so what should we do? Well, we’re making a hell of a lot of money from it so how about we raise the costs of the fines even more!”

You can see the full details here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/victorians-to-cop-midyear-hip-pocket-pain-as-road-tolls-speeding-fines-council-rates-rise/news-story/cbdfe3f68f1b56b32987527de5bfa96b - and if this doesn’t make it crystal clear to you that all these fines and tolls are simply about revenue raising and have absolutely nothing to do with ‘road safety’ then we’re really not sure will.

Even if you’re not in Victoria, please pay attention to the figures that are quoted in that article because they will directly relate to similar situations in your particular State.  First and foremost, you have the fees associated with the toll roads – in this case, CityLink and EastLink. Remember, these roads were paid for by the State government with funds that were primarily raised from petrol taxes, via the fuel excise – so, We, The People own them! How on earth do they think they have a right to charge us for something that we own and that we have already paid for? That is outright theft and obtaining financial advantage by deception and we should be starting a class action against them. In the meantime, people need to stop paying those ridiculous tolls and the associated fines that are issued as a result of not paying them!

If you look a little further down, they clearly tell you that this is a one and a half billion dollar a year business to them – “Motor vehicle and other regulatory fees and fines will pump a forecast $1.49 billion into state coffers in 2016-17

And, the points they make about rising council rates is the very reason why we reminded people of the importance of registering their interest in the CLRA local government class action in the second section of this update. If you missed it, please be sure to sign up via this link - http://localgovernmentclassaction.com/

- Some small steps in the right direction

Thankfully, it’s not all bad news this week but, having said that, the negative clearly outweighs the positive. We do always like to finish on a positive note wherever possible so we are glad to report that the government has seen sense in the NT and has extended their ‘open speed’ policy even further.

As this article details - http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/07/08/open-speeds-extended-nt - there is now an entire 336 km stretch of highway in the NT that has no speed limits and the NT government is looking to expand that stretch even further.

You will note that, despite removing the speed limits on that stretch of road in 2014, not a single death occurred which, of course, is completely contrary to the BS propaganda that is spread around the rest of the country along the lines of, “If we increase speed limits even slightly, motorists will drive like crazy and the road toll will go through the roof”! This is backed up by the statement that, “... data shows drivers have only slightly increased their speed in the open sections.”

As the article goes on to confirm, most drivers are not crazy, they will drive to the conditions and theirs and their car’s abilities, if given the opportunity to do so. It is high time the governments in the rest of the country start removing, or at the very least, relaxing their control over motorists and allowing them to drive safely, and enjoyably.

And, the other “good news” we received this week was actually a report about an on-line ‘robot’ that has helped thousands of people defeat parking fines in the UK and the US. We have included this article - http://www.techinsider.io/joshua-browder-bot-for-parking-tickets-2016-2 - in this update because we believe that anything that brings people’s attention to challenging fines is definitely a positive thing and any system that makes it easier for people to bombard agencies with paperwork and challenges to their fines will also, ultimately, have a positive impact for motorists.

But, we do also want to make it clear that this robot is only going to help with fairly “standard” fines, is not going to be of any use to people who want to challenge their fines for Constitutional reasons and, most importantly, it is not going to do anything to help inform and educate people about the problems with the current system or teach people about their rights.

To do that, we obviously recommend that you get a copy of our e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and, certainly in relation to parking fines, be sure to read Chapter 9 which is dedicated to explaining why all parking fines are unlawful and how to successfully challenge them.

It is very important that people understand that true power comes from understanding and standing up for your rights, not handing them over to some ‘robot’ and getting them to do all the work for you. Our aim is create a legion of informed and educated motorists who know their rights and then, if appropriate, they could use a ‘robot’ to make their life a little easier and, when it’s not appropriate, they are still able to stand on their own two feet and fight for their rights themselves!

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

And, speaking of standing up for yourself and fighting for your rights, we received a very detailed e-mail, that we have included for you below, from one of our Members who successfully fought a parking fine, using the information in our e-book and in the new Know Your Rights book - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/our-e-book/

Please note that this was e-mailed to our friends at the Know Your Rights group but we were asked to include it in our Testimonials section. It is extremely detailed and anyone who is facing a parking fine should take as many notes as possible as they read through it.

Gday fellas,

I thought you might like to hear what happened to me in court yesterday re an alleged parking infringement notice I was challenging.

I was well prepared and had a detailed script prepared to challenge both constitutionally and contractually. My affidavit was submitted with references to the 1919, 1988 and 1999 referenda and had a full quiver of arrows ready with quotes from Forge V Australian Securities and Investments 2006,  Wakim 1999 such as  … “A legislature cannot , by preambular assertions, recite itself into constitutional power where none exists.” and quotes from various justices like Chief Justice Latham… "A pretended law made in excess of power is not and never has been a law at all"

Other arrows in my quiver were sections from various statutes like The Criminal Code (section 590AB), Acts Interpretation Act 1973, the Corporations Act 2001, Transport Operations Road Use Management Act (commencement), Corporate Bodies Act 1960… and evidence in the form of US Securities and Exchange filing information, Gold Coast City Council's ABN, etc.

As usual the trial started with the parties identifying themselves, beginning with the prosecutor stating his name, which law firm he was from and who he represented. The judge turned to me and said, "and are you Mr X? Is that correct?" I answered with, "I am the beneficiary to that estate, Your Honour, and I reserve my rights, is there any objection to that?", turning to the pro (There was none). 

Then the pro began his summary of complaint. The Judge seemed to immediately be 'on my side', asking the pro to repeat himself many times so she could keep up with her notes. Asking him to say what a 'ticket vending machine' is, etc…  (Afterwards I wondered if this was because she knew from my identifying as the beneficiary that even if I lost the State would be liable, not myself as I cannot be both Beneficiary and trustee at the same time.)

As soon as the witness took the stand and started describing his statement she stopped him and asked him exactly what the sign said, which was vague at best.

By the time the TORUM Act came up I objected that despite multiple requests (referring the court to my affidavit) no Certificate of Proclamation had been provided. She said "Hold on a minute we will get to that"

It was then she pointed out a potential 'technicality' in his claim... something about him not providing the original copy of the 'Instrument of Delegation' for viewing by the court and questioning its authority without it. 

"I've never been asked for that, Your Honour” he said.

"Well, I'm asking for it.” she replied.

He said he had never needed it before. She said that in her experience it was required and later in the proceedings told him she would not be accepting it as evidence because the court had not viewed the original ... basically giving me an argument for dismissal in my own summing up : )   I added it right away to my notes, ie; 'No Instrument of Delegation has been presented to the court.'

Then she went back to my objection asking for clarification of my objection. I pointed out that in Section 2.2 of the TORUM Act, The Commencement, it states "The remaining provisions commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation" and then discussed how I had asked for it in my affidavit and the failure to provide it was a breach of the Criminal Code, Section 590AB.

She began looking for section 2.2 so I offered her a copy (I had printed 3). After reading it she said, "This appears to be a repealed copy of the act".

After some discussion about the importance of proclamation, me asking things like "Do not all acts HAVE to have proclamation to be law?” and she answering, "It is not for me to answer that” she eventually then asked the prosecutor what he had to say about my objection.

He said he had no idea what I was talking about, only saying it was an enacted act which is judicially noted and under the QLD constitution as "a valid act"

I asked to comment on that, about to go into the illegality under the constitution, quoting supreme court judges, and she replied, "Not at this stage" (The 'witness' was sitting there through the whole thing, wondering what the hell was going on. We had still not gotten through his statement so I left it for my turn)

When it was my turn I got into questions about his employer, was stopped for 'relevancy', to which I pointed out that the GCC Council was a corporation and does not a contract between a corporation and a man demand a wet ink signature? She pointed out that she was not there to answer questions and asked me to direct them to the witness (who didn't have a clue and could not answer).

"Are you aware of, and have sighted a contract binding my estate to your corporation?"

"No"

"What evidence are you relying upon to claim there is a sign in the area near where my vehicle was parked?"

"There are signs everywhere on the streets."

"Did you notice the sign on the door to this courtroom?"

"Yes"

"What did it say?"

"It said 'Court 6'"

"I'm not talking about that sign. There is one right on the door to this court room, you would have walked right past it?"

"I did not notice any other sign."

(This was gold. He claims the signs are visible, noticeable and binding without proof I even saw them, yet does not even notice a sign right on the door asking for mobile phones to be turned off! I wrote this down to add into my summing up)

He did not comprehend so I said very slowly "You claim there was a sign 3 meters from my vehicle. I am asking what evidence you have that I saw such a sign, if it indeed exists, AND that I agreed to its terms and conditions.” Of course he had none.

I continued, "Does said sign state terms and conditions on it?" 

"It just says Pay and Display and the times"

Me: "So... it’s just assumed that anyone seeing that sign would know what it meant?"

"It's a Pay and Display machine, It's a Pay and Display machine.” was all he could say.

"So it's just an assumption?"

“mumble mumble... assume whatever... mumble mumble..."

Me: "Your Honour, Is the court here to hear facts, or presumptions?"

"Arm, I don't answer that... questions... I am not here to answer… please direct your questions to the witness"

So I turned back to the witness... "So, in your opinion, does said sign form a contract which binds my estate to the GCC Corporation?"

"I can't answer that."

"No more questions, Your Honour."

The pro then proceeds to try and save him with more questions, to which the judge buts in.. "Are there no photographs of the sign or the machine?" 

"Er no"

She asks me if I have anything to add. I see from her questioning of the witness she is going to hand it to me so don’t bother going into the constitutional arguments I had prepared and simply state that I will leave anything further I have to say to my summing up.

Prosecutor begins his summing up and she almost immediately interrupts and proceeds to point out that without the photographs is that not hearsay that a sign exists? Tells the Prosecutor what my argument will be and dismisses the case without me even having to provide my summing up. 

In hindsight it appears right from the start she was ‘on my side’, possibly in order to avoid my constitutional arguments supporting the need for proclamation of the act for it to have any force or effect… OR in order to avoid the State having to pay up as the declared trustee of my estate?

Regardless, thank you for the info on aussiespeedingfines and the radio show. Darryl really helped a lot regarding the need for proclamation of acts. 

Kind Regards,

Wolf - QLD 

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to five full pages and continues to grow each month because we regularly receive stories of success, just like these, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. 

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines. The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there!


22 June 2016
Some shocking media reports but some incredibly powerful successes too!

- Intro

Has the country gone completely mad??? After reading this important update, you may just think so!

It has been another very busy month since we last wrote to you and we have been inundated with some truly jaw-dropping media articles. Thankfully, we have also received a heap of testimonials and success stories as well this month.

So, whilst the police and the governments that they work for are getting more and more ‘out of control’, it seems as though people are finally putting their foot down and saying “enough is enough” – which is great news.

We just don’t understand why it has to get to the point of ‘make or break’ before people will take action though – that’s the frustrating bit for us. How do we get people to fight their fines now before they have the police and Sheriff’s knocking on their doors or clamping their cars?

Anyway, we are confident that once you read through the following update you will agree that we all need to take action and, the great news is that, those who are already doing so, are achieving some great success.

So, to find out why you simply must fight back, and to see how easy it is to do so, please get comfy - cos this one’s a long one because it is jam packed with important info – and read on.

Before you do though, a warning – if you’re easily offended or can’t handle ‘in your face’ facts, then you might want to hit ‘delete’ because, once again, we’re pulling no punches in this e-mail update. If you’re okay with that, then please, enjoy .....

- It’s all just blatant revenue raising

We keep telling people that speed cameras exist purely to raise revenue but, incredibly, there are still people out there who believe that, “If you don’t speed then you have nothing to worry about.”

Well, hopefully this video - http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/06/13/19/33/staggering-number-of-faulty-speed-cameras-revealed - will shut those people up once and for all, when they see just how many flawed and faulty cameras are currently being used in NSW alone!

Just have a look at some of the figures that are quoted in that news story – “416 operating issues with 338 cameras”! Please remind us again how, “If you’re not speeding, you have nothing to worry about”!!! That’s not to mention the raft of other issues with those devices that even manufacturers of these devices themselves admit to!

The fact is that if these devices weren’t faulty and speeding fines weren’t incorrectly issued every day then our website wouldn’t even exist!

But, the point of this section is to show how it’s all blatant revenue raising, so here’s a link  to an article from Adelaide that proves what we have known all along, that police do, indeed, have weekly ‘targets’ they are required to meet – http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/stories/police-revenue  The fact that this video admits that Police even break the law to reach those targets should be of extreme concern to even the most vigilant, law-abiding motorist - even those that claim, “I always drive at or below the speed limit.”

Statements like, “But it’s not like that, we’re tax collectors”, “We’d go out to deliberately provoke somebody”, and “This is illegal, these are illegal searches, we are breaking the law.” are of great concern to us. As are similar statements, including, “Written proof that police have official targets and are obliged to book a minimum number of fellow South Australians whether they have committed a crime or not!”,Government wants us to speed, it’s in the budget.” and “Labour banks on fining us $145 million a year.” – if these last two statements don’t make it abundantly clear that this whole system is about blatant revenue raising then we’re really not sure what will.

The one issue we have with this otherwise great story is that the reporter is perpetuating the myth that if a matter comes down to your word against the police, the court will always believe the police. That is simply not true and, if you want to know the one line you should use to counter that argument in court, be sure to grab a copy of our licence-saving e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html

The closing line of that story though is of greatest concern to us because, sadly, that’s still how many cops think – “But what do you do? We’ve got to make targets and we want to keep our jobs.” Seriously, are you that gutless and afraid of operating in the real world, without your badge and gun, that you don’t have the courage to quit and get a real job, one that you actually enjoy, one that you know is actually helping people, not harming them?

It’s one thing being young and dumb and brainwashed and not knowing any better but, the older ones know – they know that what they are doing is wrong yet they choose to continue doing it anyway – that is a sad and pathetic existence and karma will catch up with you and your family. Seriously, put down your guns and badges and grow some balls! Yes, we understand, you have to put a roof over your head and feed your family, we get that – but at what price?? Your dignity, your self-respect??? If you’re prepared to give up those then you may as well just be one of the drug dealers or thieves that you try so hard to lock up!

If you need some help to know right from wrong, then please watch this important video and decide where you will draw your line - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOsN-P5abVg

And the revenue raising madness continues around the country, and this article from Victoria shows just how much revenue the government is making from these insidious devices in and around Melbourne - http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/06/20/18/15/top-mobile-speed-camera-hotspots-in-melbourne-revealed

Seriously, how do these people justify making $83 million from mobile cameras alone when the road toll continues to increase!!!

Maybe someone needs to force feed some facts and figures to Mr Voyage and help introduce a little “doubt” into his absolute BS belief that speed cameras “are there to make road safer”. And, as for Act Supt McGregor claiming that he finds it “offensive” that people believe the police are using cameras to raise revenue, he needs a serious wake-up call – he can start by talking to his own police officers, who also believe that speed detection is just about revenue raising and then try speaking to public who are offended by his ability to blatantly lie in front of a camera!!!

Speed is not the number one killer on our roads – as they claim - and we have the facts that prove that - http://aussiespeedingfines.com/downloads/Crash_Statistics.xls - where exactly are your facts that back up your claim Mr McGregor???

The solution is presented in the closing stages of that video though – Mr Voyage claims that there are “far more requests for cameras than complaints against cameras” – which, mind you, we don’t believe for a second. But, to ensure that he can never make such a ridiculous claim again, how about we all take 5 minutes out of our lives to write a personal letter to him complaining about the number of fixed and mobile cameras on our roads – and the distinct lack of actual police presence – and explain that, in the face of the constantly increasing road toll, it is obvious that these cameras are not working as they claim and, therefore, they must be removed. If everyone sent a letter like that, they should all be switched off before the end of the year.

And, if that’s too hard for some reason then, at the very least, or, in addition to do the above, please just sign our petition to have all speed cameras removed from service - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html

Thankfully, at least someone is getting the message and can see though the propaganda and has realised that “greed” cameras are clearly NOT the answer - http://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/safety-experts-call-on-government-to-look-beyond-speed-cameras-as-death-toll-continues-to?utm_source=cg&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=theguide

The opening line of this article states exactly what we have been telling people each and every year for the past 9 years – every year they install more cameras yet every year (in most cases) the road toll continues to increase – this is certainly the case over the past few years, when more new cameras than ever before have been brought into service.

Mind you, the rest of the article still continues to spout crap about how cameras “play a role as road trauma counter measures” and “If you are caught speeding then you only have yourself to blame” – maybe we need to send Mr Dowling a copy of this update so he can see the facts about just how many flawed and faulty cameras there are.

The most annoying comment is the same insane rubbish that the TAC is currently going on about – a zero road toll. Yes, it’s a nice sentiment, yes it would be great if that was possible to achieve but it is absolutely not!!!  The only place on the planet that had a zero road toll is Monaco and it only has a population of 38,000 people - that’s about the same population as Manly in NSW! Check the facts on this page to verify this for yourself - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate

This utterly ridiculous notion of a zero road toll is completely and utterly unattainable and they only refer to it to try and make people feel guilty. The only people who should be feeling guilty are the politicians who continue to enforce ridiculous, ineffective road rules that have absolutely no bearing on road safety and continue to ignore the truly life-saving strategies and ideas that we have on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

- How out of control does it need to get before people start fighting back?

So, we have just clearly established how out of control the current speed camera system is and how it amounts to nothing more than blatant revenue raising.

Sadly, that’s not the worst of it though. We have, unfortunately, received some truly shocking media articles this past month, not the least of which was this one from NSW, where a woman with breast cancer was fined for putting a small clip on her seat belt to help ease the pain that the belt caused her after recent surgery - http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/woman-with-breast-cancer-fined-360-for-wearing-an-altered-seatbelt/news-story/d0261d3f28894b77ca5b65e90a45f293

This is what happens when police have ‘targets’ or ‘benchmarks’ to achieve each month – they have no capacity to show restraint or compassion at all, even in cases that clearly warrant it, such as this one. The police wonder why people hate them but when you read stories like this, is it really any wonder?

It’s all good and well that they ultimately “resolved the issue” but how much pain, suffering and anguish did they put this poor woman through before it got to that? Things should never escalate to this point in the first place, the police should have had the discretion to request her to provide a doctor’s certificate within 24 – 48 hours and then issue a fine if she couldn’t comply. At the end of the day, she didn’t harm or deprive anyone of anything yet she was treated inhumanely. A point to all police officers out there reading this, what you put out is returned to you tenfold – it’s called ‘karma’ - and there are many more of ‘us’ than there are of ‘you’ so pull your heads in or quit your job!

At the end of the day, the government is turning completely innocent motorists into criminals, in their bid to extract as much money from the community as they can. This article from Victoria - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/toll-road-fines-ballooning-debt-turning-motorists-into-criminals-20160107-gm17wy.html- explains how completely out of control the current system really is.

Please keep this important fact in mind as you read through that article – our roads are created in “fee simple”, We, The People own them, they are paid for by our taxes. Accordingly, we can’t be charged twice to use a road that we have already paid for!

Remember, the toll roads are built by private corporations, who are paid to build those roads by the State government. The government pays them with money it raised from us – usually through the fuel excise tax - so, we have already paid for the road, so why are they claiming we have any duty to pay them again?

As the article correctly points out, these toll companies are private corporations and the State government and its various agencies have absolutely no right to be acting as debt collectors for those private companies or allowing their claims to balloon out to hundreds of thousands of dollars!

It’s no wonder the government doesn’t “acknowledge the problem”, there’s no problem to ‘acknowledge’ as far as they’re concerned because they’re raking in insane amounts of money as a result of these totally unjust and unlawful fines!

And, here’s some more propaganda and more ridiculous use of speed cameras, this time in WA - https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/31863185/speed-cameras-but-no-fines/

The article claims that point-to-point cameras have caused a “significant reduction in road trauma and people speeding” yet they completely and utterly fail to produce any evidence of those entirely baseless claims. At least the good thing for our Members is that our e-book explains why point-to-point cameras are just as faulty and flawed as any other camera and how a fine issued as a result of one of those cameras can be very easily challenged.

- Thankfully some people are waking up and fighting back though

As we stated at the introduction to this update, thankfully people have had enough of this blatant revenue raising and they are starting to fight back.

This motorist fought back against an unjust red light fine and won -  http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/motorist-wins-red-light-fine-following-conflicting-accounts-from-police-officers/news-story/f165b97d993163e343d967f9915bab69

His comments are spot on, “People should be able to drive around legally and minding their own business without being wrongly fined and forced to spend so much time and energy clearing their name.” And, if people are forced to waste their valuable time defending completely baseless claims against them, then they should be well and truly compensated for that time. This is one of the many reasons that we instruct our Members to always ask for costs once you have successfully had a charge against you dismissed. The less money these agencies make, and the more costs Members claim against them, the quicker that will think twice about pursuing fines to the lengths that they currently do.

Many of you will remember the details of Paul Daniels’ landmark victory in the County Court against the notoriously inaccurate Eastlink cameras, that we covered in our last update. Well, Paul was interviewed again on 3AW - http://www.3aw.com.au/news/paul-daniel-appeals-wellington-rd-speeding-fine-and-wins-20160519-gozhyp.html - and he outlines the many ASF arguments that he raised to ultimately win his case.

The Victorian government had threatened to appeal that County Court decision but we just received confirmation earlier today that they will not be appealing because they know they can’t win, which is great news for Paul and even better news for all our Members who can now rely on this case as a precedent!

We have uploaded a copy of Paul’s extremely comprehensive paperwork - that he submitted to the court - to our Advanced Membership’s website. Those documents explain, in great detail, the arguments he used to successfully challenge that camera. Anyone can access a copy of the County Court ruling and all our Advanced Members can now download a copy of those submissions from the Speeding Fines page on our Advanced Membership website - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/speeding-fines.php

We have also uploaded another very powerful Outline of Submissions document from yet another Member who has successfully used our arguments to well and truly “put the wind up” the Prosecutor in his case. You can read more about his case in the Latest Testimonials and Feedback section below but, as you can see, we now have a vast collection of very powerful documents and court cases that our Advanced Members can refer to, over and above all of the incredible information in our e-book.

- Our upcoming seminars with the Know Your Rights group

And, just to finish of this month, we want to let everyone know that the final Know Your Rights seminar and advanced workshop will be held in Melbourne this weekend – the 25th and 26th of June.

If you enjoy the information that we provide in relation to traffic fines then we know you’re going to love the information that is presented at the Know Your Rights live events – which includes dealing with fines, challenging the ATO, understanding the “Strawman” concept, the power of the Commonwealth Constitution and much more!

Unfortunately, due to dwindling numbers around the country these events will be their last live events. Their previous Melbourne event they held sold out and, given that this will be their last ever live event, it is almost certain that those events will sell out again.

Please read the e-mail below from the guys at the Know Your Rights group and be sure to check out their Seminar page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - for full details on what is covered at those events, details of how to book your ticket(s) and even testimonials from previous attendees.

Hi Guys,

If you could pass the following onto your database, that would be much appreciated.

We are desperately trying to wake up the average, apathetic, footy-transfixed Aussie and teach them about their rights and we need your help!

Are you sick of busting your butt at work day in and day out, only to give a huge portion of it away to the tax man?

Are you sick of being fined for ridiculous things such as 3 and 4 k’s over the limit, stopping to pick someone up in a shopping centre and the like?

Are you sick of paying exponentially increasing council taxes and rates?

Do you get the general feeling that something “isn’t right” with the current system but you’re not quite sure what it is or what to do about it?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you need to attend our final Know Your Rights seminar and advanced workshop, which are being held in Melbourne on Saturday and Sunday, the 25th and 26th of June respectively.

These events have had rave reviews around the country but, unfortunately, it appears as though the general population is just not ready to “wake up” yet so these will actually be our last live events. Having said that, these will be truly life-changing events for anyone who chooses to attend and we urge anyone who has even the slightest interest in learning about their rights to come along.

All your questions will be answered at these empowering full day events and you will learn the following from Australian speakers who actually have proven success in these areas, in this country:

How to defeat all types of unjust and unlawful traffic fines – including speeding, parking, red light, un-registered vehicle etc.

How our Commonwealth Constitution applies to you and how to use it to your benefit.

Why local councils are un-Constitutional and what you can do about it.

The fraud committed by the banks, how to fight back against it and how to lawfully discharge outstanding debts.

The difference between “lawful” and “Legal” and how the government has introduced private laws that attempt to subvert our Constitutional and Common Law rights.

The Strawman concept – how the government has corporatized your name in order to “do business” with you and how to recognise that and benefit as a result.

How to protect your assets and your income using trusts and private foundations and how to legally ensure that you have no future tax obligations.

What the future holds for Aussies if we don’t all learn about our rights and start fighting back!

To find out more about what we will cover at these incredible full day events, to read and see what others have said about past events and, to book your tickets, be sure to go to our Seminar page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and take action now!

Remember, those who keep doing what they’ve always done will keep getting what they always got – do something different today!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

As we mentioned at the start of this e-mail update, we have received a number of testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines.

Our first is a very short and sweet one from a Member who has successfully used our information to defeat a number of speeding fines.

Dear Team at Aussie Speeding Fines

Thank you for your ongoing commitment! because of your valuable info I have not paid for one speeding fine which I followed your templates and 'stuck to my guns' with and have not heard from them again! 

Warm regards

Angela

Our second is from an ex-parking inspector from Sydney who was fired because she actually had integrity – as far as we’re concerned, she’s far better off without the job!

Hi,

Fantastic work. Hope you get many clients from City of Sydney fighting illegal infringements.

I was Terminated from City of Sydney council in 2013 - check out channel 7 Today Tonight March.  

Applause... I have been a Parking Officer for 16 years, I always read signs and help others with parking fines out on the street. My Integrity got me Fired

Good on you!!!

Elizabeth – NSW

And, finally, we have a detailed e-mail from a Member who has prepared himself perfectly for his challenge against a speeding fine. The case is on-going but we have uploaded his Outline of Submissions to the Downloads page on our Advanced Membership website - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/download.php - so be sure to check out the specifics of the arguments he raises to see why the Prosecution will almost certainly withdraw their case now.

Just came out of court for an alleged speeding offence. The shearing shed was fairly busy and as usual I was left to last.

Pro sought me out early to give me copies of court findings she would be relying upon to try and defeat my arguments. Typical sneaky attitude, trying not to give me time to find answers to their arguments by handing me the paperwork on the morning of the trial!

Luckily I had already read them. When preparing my submissions (see attached) I had already researched cases using my main arguments by searching the database using keywords like 'National Measurements Act', 'TORUM Act unlawful', etc and as such had already read what she gave me.

The first finding was when a fellow appealed against his fine saying the speed measuring device did not comply with the NMA. The 'reason' the magistrate found to dismiss his appeal was because the chap had not filed a 'Notice of Intention to Challenge' as required under the TORUM Act (Transport Operations Road UseManagement 1995, for those unfamiliar with Qld acts).

It was when I read this finding that I realised how important it was to file this notice. I had tried to hand it to the Pro at plea trial, and gave a copy to the judge, but Pro refused to take it because it was 'not in the correct format', so judge handed it back. I filed it using their template by putting in the tiny space they provide for 'reasons to contest' "(see attached)", then stapled to it the exact document I had handed to him.

Hearing begins, judge does not even ask me to confirm my 'name'.Pro excuses herself explaining that she has been running about a lot (she spent a lot of time reading through my authorities. Even though I had given my List of Authorities 2 weeks prior, I gave her a copy of the actual authorities when she gave me her 'findings').

Then she proceeds to explain she has two witnesses waiting (hence the running around).

Pro explains who the witnesses are, one 'expert' witness and the operator of the device.

I had already received the two witness statements. The 'expert' is a cop who works in the camera dept. He declares the police do not have to follow the NMA, despite having no legal training! I was ready to chew this guy up but he had to wait. For the 'operator' I needed the Operator's Manual to properly cross-examine so explained this to the judge.

She asked me if I had asked the QPS for the manual, I replied I had 2 weeks ago. Judge turns to Pro, questioning her about it... Pro declares that QPS is under no obligation to provide it. I replied that to not provide evidence when asked for is in breach of section 590AB of The Criminal Code. Pro snorted and said something about irrelevance. Judge ignored her and asked me if I would like to apply for an adjournment so the police could get a copy to me?

Knowing how much I would like to get my hands on this manual, and how the cops hate to give it, I agreed.

Pro speaks up trying to save the situation, "Your honour, I have two precedents that dispute Mr Collaborator's arguments..." and proceeds to give to the court a copy of what she had handed to me earlier. Pro told the judge it was a finding that found against my argument on the relevance of the NMA's section 10.

I destroyed her point using that particular 'authority' by simply saying to the judge that I had managed to read it while waiting (despite only just being handed it earlier) and found the learned Magistrate who wrote it had only come to his conclusion because of the lack of a 'Notice to Challenge', whereas I had filed mine weeks ago.

Pro had no answer to this so she moved on to my other main argument that the 'TORUM Act was illegal' (her words, not mine) and offered up the other ruling she had handed to me earlier.

I pointed out to the judge that particular ruling was made regarding a questioning of one part of the TORUM Act being unconstitutional. I was submitting to the court that without a certified copy of the proclamation for the Act as required by Law,  the entire Act cannot be proven to have any validity. I then proceeded to point out I had plenty of authority to back this up in the acts and high court findings in my List of Authorities in front of her.

Judge then said "Let's take the scenario I have in my hand a copy of the proclamation, what would your next argument be Mr Collaborator?"

"The measuring device used does not comply with section 10 of the National Measurements Act, your Honour... as Supreme Court decisions have already found, 'section 10 MUST be complied with for ANY LEGAL PURPOSE'."

Judge decides to grant an adjournment for a mention and in the meantime Pro must answer my submissions with authorities. Dates are made for the Pro to provide a written argument against my submissions to the court. I point out that I would prefer to NOT be handed them on the day. Judge agrees and tells Pro to get them to me, then gives me time to resubmit in response.

It is going to be VERY interesting to see if the Pro finds anything against my submission that without proclamation the act is invalid. I doubt she will. The Qld and commonwealth law is pretty clear on the need for proclamation. I also doubt she will find anything on my NMA submissions. I have already looked for both, trying every possible combination of words I can think of in the search tools.

I suspect the Pro will pull out and drop the case. She will not risk the court being placed in a position of having to follow the law or break it to protect the system. They will choose the latter but she would cop an earful for it. On top of this she will be forced to release a copy of the manual... big no no

In any case I will let you know what she comes up with. If I get a copy of the Tru-cam manual for Qld police I will pass it on to you.

Lessons: ALWAYS research the austlii database for any cases that may support your submissions. Doing so will expose what they will find to use against you. You can then find weaknesses and faults in their argument (if they exist). You can bet they did not read the findings very well themselves, and if they did and found the same weaknesses, chose to ignore them hoping you will not point them out. Cops are like most people, when it comes to their jobs they try to do as little for their paycheck as possible. Make them work and work hard.

I have attached my submissions for you and your members. Apologies for the name used. Because I try and use ’their’ laws against them and not ’NAME GAME’ sov-cit stuff I have been accused of being a masonic shill and collaborator by a ‘Freeman’. As you will see from them, I have used the info in the member’s area of ASF for much of it. Thanks guys.

Kind Regards,

Wolf - QLD

So, as you can see, it has been another huge month of ‘wins’ for our Members and we hope the fact that we continue to update our numerous Testimonials pages, each and every month, will convince those who would normally just blindly “pay up” to stop and think before doing so and choose to challenge their fines instead. Remember, you have nothing to lose by challenging your fines and everything to gain!

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to five full pages and continues to grow each month because we regularly receive stories of success, just like these, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. 

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines. The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


20 May 2016
An absolute MUST READ update - irrefutable proof that our information works, the utter stupidity of those in charge and info on important, upcoming live events!

- Intro

Wow! It has been a very busy month or so since we last wrote to you and a lot has happened in that time.

Of greatest importance is the abundance of extremely powerful testimonials that we have received, including a precedent-setting win in the County Court just this week by one of our Members. You can read the full details of his success, as well as that of many others, in the Latest Testimonials and Feedback section towards the end of this e-mail.

We have also received a heap of media articles that show just how completely out of touch and insane the powers-that-be have become, as well as some great confirmation, from the police themselves, that speed cameras do not work!

So, there’s lots of really great information to cover again in this month’s update but, before you get started, we want to warn you that we haven’t pulled any punches in this update and some of if it pretty “in your face” so, as long as you’re prepared for that, get comfortable and read on …..

- The absolute stupidity of those in charge

We often “have a go” at the police and complain about them using underhanded tactics to enforce ridiculous, ineffective and unlawful “rules”. We have reported previously on police hiding in bushes to nab motorists, we have explained how they are trained to create false readings through slip, sweep and cosine errors and we have covered the generally over-the-top practices they employ to simply generate revenue for the government.

Admittedly, they are just “doing their job” – despite the fact that the Nuremberg Trials proved that was not a valid excuse - and we continually encourage all law enforcement personnel to watch this short but powerful “Message to Police” video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOsN-P5abVg – and to leave their respective State police forces, if they no longer agree with the jobs they are being forced to do.

But, at the end of the day, like in any business – which, of course, is all this revenue raising is to them, just a business – the buck stops at the top, with the politicians that order the police to do their dirty work.

So, we thought it would be important for us to give you an idea of the thinking process of those in top positions in our country, just so you can see who you’re supporting if you, or someone you knows, buys into the “if you don’t speed then you have nothing to worry about” crap – or, of course, similar sentiments.

So, to begin with, we have Bill Shorten, the illustrious leader of the opposition party who recently caused a severe head on crash, that required someone to be hospitalised, because he thought it would be a good idea to pull over his entire convoy of cars on the side of a dangerous stretch of road, in order to have a meeting about that section of road being dangerous!

What the???

Yes, you read that correctly and you can read the full story here - http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2016/05/19/shortens-convoy-involved-serious-accident/

Seriously, what’s next? Will Malcolm Turnbull stop an army of cars in the middle of a dangerous intersection to discuss how that intersection is dangerous???

Please make no mistake about it, these are the people who are spending millions of your hard earned tax dollars to convince you to “elect” them into power to run our country!!!!

Okay, so now, hopefully, you’re clear on who we’re dealing with.

So, then you have these guys giving orders to the police departments around the country to “target low level speeders”, to hide in bushes and to install and/or utilise more speed cameras. These, and other equally useless strategies, cannot possibly have any positive bearing on the road toll because they don’t work!

But then, the media releases articles such as this - http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/nsw-police-baffled-after-high-toll-weekend/news-story/41019689c476059ec4e0a9e29730a5df - that exclaim that the police are baffled by the high road toll.

Come on people, it’s not rocket science! If you really believe that reducing speed is going to reduce accidents – which, we have proven many times is not the case – then how is hiding in a bush going to cause people to slow down? How is sending someone a fine in the mail 3 to 4 weeks after they were supposedly “speeding” and thus, “driving dangerously” going to stop that?

It can’t and it won’t!

The reason for the high number of deaths and crashes is not “baffling” at all – in fact, it is very simple – it is a lack of focus and attention on the road – because people are so worried about getting a BS fine – and it is as a result of long term lack of training and education on how to drive properly.

If you want to read about strategies that will really have a positive impact on the road toll, be sure to read over our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - so you can see what we are ultimately trying to achieve.

We just don’t know how to make it any clearer to people. The article said that the police were focussed on “speeding drivers” and they even called the process “Operation Go Slow” yet there were a horrendous number of deaths and crashes. If that doesn’t prove to you that “speed” has almost nothing to do with the road toll then we really don’t know what will.

- The Police have their own problems

So, apart from the fact that the police are seemingly “baffled” by logic and common sense, they are also struggling with a few other issues.

On the one hand, you have police spokespeople spouting that “Every k over is a killer” and “speed kills” and then the cops turn around and do this – http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/the-pulse-adelaides-live-news-weather-and-traffic-blog/news-story/3e7508413edb19560268db191c29a007?sv=fa576b197d52caa2575c78f3cc6ce9d5

It is important to note from the outset that this article conveniently “forgets” to mention one teeny, weeny little detail – the street that this occurred on is a 50 km/h zone!!!

We welcome any member of the police – especially someone from one of the many Crash Investigation Units around the country – to please explain to us how a skilled driver, who has completed an advanced driver training course – as all police do - rolls a car at 50km/h!

Now, the article makes it clear that the police were not involved in a pursuit at the time and because police are upstanding members of the community and always set a good example for fellow motorists – plus all the crap they keep spouting about “speeding” – we “know” that they wouldn’t possibly have been exceeding the speed limit so would someone – maybe even the officers involved – like to contact us and explain what the hell happened here!

Then, on the other hand, you have police admitting that speed cameras don’t actually save lives and do, indeed, exist simply to raise revenue - http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/wa/2016/04/19/speed-cameras-don-t-save-lives--police-union.html

Specifically, the WA Police Union are questioning the powers-that-be as to why they are being forced to place cameras in spots that raise significant revenue but have little or no impact on road safety or the road toll.

The fact that they openly admit that “75% of fatal crashes are not related to speed” should hopefully remove any doubt that anyone may still have that all speed cameras are plain and simply “revenue raising cameras” and nothing more!

Sadly, Acting Police Minister John Day, is as deluded and out of touch with reality as Bill Shorten, if he honestly believes that “majority of people supported measures such as cameras to target dangerous drivers”. We respectfully suggest that he might like to crawl out from behind his desk and actually talk to members of the motoring public to see what they really think!

What is even more interesting is that there was a similar media article released on the same subject - https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/31382045/police-union-pans-speed-cameras-as-revenue-raisers/ - that has slightly different points that further erode the position of the powers-that-be that “speed kills”, “speed is the biggest killer on our roads” or any of that kind of rubbish.

In fact, the WA Police Union President says that he knows why people are cynical about cameras – maybe John Day should speak to him so he can set him straight on what people really think about speed cameras.

The Police Union goes on to admit what we said in the previous section, that a motorist receiving a fine in the mail weeks after the fact is not a deterrent and, in fact, all it does is pisses people off and creates a distinct dislike for the police.

The strangest bit is that the Road Safety Minister and  Road Safety Commissioner then both admit that speed is only “a” factor in just 25% of accidents, which is much closer to the true figure of just 5% that we detail in the Crash Statistics file on our Vision for the Future page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - and which is significantly less than the figures that are bantered around by the media, the police and the government most of the time.

Poor old delusional Mr Day needs to go off and check his facts properly again though because his suggestion in this article, that fatalities have dropped since more cameras were used, simply bears no resemblance to reality. There are more cameras installed each and every year around the country and the road toll has increased in most States, including WA.

The bottom of this page - https://rsc.wa.gov.au/Statistics-Research - shows that, despite there being more cameras than ever before over the past 4 years, the road toll is WA has yo-yoed between 161 and 182, virtually no difference to the figures from 10 years prior – when there were far fewer cameras and the road toll figures ranged from almost identical figures of 164 to 180.

So, with all due respect Mr Day, either put up or shut up – go and spend some more tax payers dollars to create some figures that back up you completely false and ridiculous claims but, in the meantime, don’t take us for fools and stop spouting your crap to the media – no-one’s taking you seriously anymore!

- Our upcoming seminars with the Know Your Rights group

And, just to finish of this month, we want to let everyone know that the next Know Your Rights seminar and workshop will be held in Adelaide next weekend – the 28th and 29th of May – and they have also just announced their long-awaited Melbourne events, which will be held on the 25th and 26th of June.

If you enjoy the information that we provide in relation to traffic fines then we know you’re going to love the information that is presented at the Know Your Rights live events – which includes dealing with fines, challenging the ATO, understanding the “Strawman” concept, the power of the Commonwealth Constitution and much more!

Unfortunately, due to dwindling numbers around the country these events will be their last events. The last Melbourne event they held sold out and, given that this will be their last ever live event, it is almost certain that those events will sell out again.

Please read the e-mail below from the guys at the Know Your Rights group and be sure to check out their Seminar page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - for full details on what is covered at those events, details of how to book your ticket(s) and even testimonials from previous attendees.

Hi Guys,

If you could pass the following onto your database, that would be much appreciated.

We are desperately trying to wake up the average, apathetic, footy-transfixed Aussie and teach them about their rights and we need your help!

Are you sick of busting your butt at work day in and day out, only to give a huge portion of it away to the tax man?

Are you sick of being fined for ridiculous things such as 3 and 4 k’s over the limit, stopping to pick someone up in a shopping centre and the like?

Are you sick of paying exponentially increasing council taxes and rates?

Do you get the general feeling that something “isn’t right” with the current system but you’re not quite sure what it is or what to do about it?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you need to attend one of our upcoming Know Your Rights seminars and advanced workshops, which are being held in Adelaide on Saturday and Sunday, the 28th and 29th of May and on Saturday and Sunday, the 25th and 26th of June respectively.

These events have had rave reviews around the country but, unfortunately, it appears as though the general population is just not ready to “wake up” yet so these will actually be our last live events. Having said that, these will be truly life-changing events for anyone who chooses to attend and we urge anyone who has even the slightest interest in learning about their rights to come along.

All your questions will be answered at these empowering full day events and you will learn the following from Australian speakers who actually have proven success in these areas, in this country:

How to defeat all types of unjust and unlawful traffic fines – including speeding, parking, red light, un-registered vehicle etc.

How our Commonwealth Constitution applies to you and how to use it to your benefit.

Why local councils are un-Constitutional and what you can do about it.

The fraud committed by the banks, how to fight back against it and how to lawfully discharge outstanding debts.

The difference between “lawful” and “Legal” and how the government has introduced private laws that attempt to subvert our Constitutional and Common Law rights.

The Strawman concept – how the government has corporatized your name in order to “do business” with you and how to recognise that and benefit as a result.

How to protect your assets and your income using trusts and private foundations and how to legally ensure that you have no future tax obligations.

What the future holds for Aussies if we don’t all learn about our rights and start fighting back!

To find out more about what we will cover at these incredible full day events, to read and see what others have said about past events and, to book your tickets, be sure to go to our Seminar page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and take action now!

Remember, those who keep doing what they’ve always done will keep getting what they always got – do something different today!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

As we mentioned at the start of this e-mail update, we have been absolutely inundated with testimonials and feedback from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines.

We can’t possibly fit them all into this one update but we wanted to share some of the most powerful ones because we know that there are still people out there who doubt or question the effectiveness of our information and the following collection of e-mails alone – let alone the other five pages of testimonials that we have on our website - should definitely put any such doubts to rest.

Our first is actually two separate e-mails from the same very proactive member who has had some fantastic success over the course of the past month. His first e-mail relates to his success in having a parking fine dismissed and having costs awarded in his favour as well.

Hi guys,

Another parking fine victory.

Briefly. My wife drove herself to hospital in panic during a massive haemorrhage emergency. She parked in car park next to hospital. Was admitted and the car stayed where it was for two days. Upon retrieving the car I found an infringement from Whittlesea council Victoria on the window.

I wrote a letter with a note from the hospital saying what had happened. The reply I got was a disgrace, typical Council bullshit. I started the 3 step process and as always did not use the templates word for word I used them as a guide. Letters went back and forth for 12 months and I finally elected to go to court.

Went to court last Friday. Met with the council representative and told him unless he is withdrawing I do not want to speak to him. Called up by Magistrate, Magistrate asked my wife for her plea and she stated. 'Guilty but asking you dismiss the case due to circumstance'

When my wife laid out the circumstances, the magistrate was disgusted and immediately dismissed the case. My wife asked for costs due to stress. Council objected stating the weren't told this story and if they had been they would of withdrawn.

My wife held up original letter that we sent explaining the situation. Magistrate stated she was disgusted by this Councils attitude and awarded costs of one days wages being $80.

hahahahaha cop that council!!

Now it’s onto the speed camera fine appeal in the County Court in May.

Paul – Vic.

And, as that e-mail refers to, his second victory was a major win on appeal in the County Court just this week. We understand that, at the time of writing this e-mail, he is speaking to various media outlets about the huge ramifications of this win for all motorists and we hope to have more to report on this in our next update. In the meantime, this is what he had to say about his latest victory using our information:

Hi guys, We Won!! Below is what I’ve written on the ASF Facebook page.

County Court Melbourne Victory 18/05/2016.

Firstly thank you to ASF for pointing me in the right direction and providing a stepping stone to more research. Your ASF book has been pivotal to having this speeding fine dismissed. Secondly, this was not a case of me trying to get out of a speeding fine, i was not speeding PERIOD. I was willing to fight tooth and nail because i know in my heart i was not speeding. Ok the case today.

As advised by ASF i researched the Road Safety Act, National Measurement Act, State Law and Australian Federal Law extensively. 

Firstly i asked the Judge if this matter was a criminal matter, he said yes, i stated with all crimes there must be a corpus delicti is that correct? He said yes. I asked if the court may proceed against me, without proof of a corpus delicti. At this point i noticed i got his un decided attention. He looked at the prosecutor and stated. "Very interesting argument" I jumped in with Your Honour, I move the court to dismiss the charges on the basis there is no prima face case against me. He looked at me and nodded silently for about 3 seconds and then said, just a minute, you’re putting forward an argument i have not dealt with for quite some time, I’m not dismissing the argument but i need to establish a few things with the prosecutor. From this point the next 20 minutes was taken up by the judge grilling the prosecutor about Corpus Delicti and how the burden of proof is on the prosecution and that I am challenging his evidence. I felt I had the upper hand and the Judge on my side at this point. Following this the prosecutor convinced the Judge that the photo and certificate were in fact Corpus Delicti blah blah blah. Judge stated on that basis he is not willing to dismiss but you have my attention. BINGO!!

I objected to the evidence presented by the prosecution because it does not meet the requirement of Australian Federal Law or the National Measurement Act. I showed the Judge that if State Law is inconsistent with the NMA then the Federal Act and Regulations take precedent. I showed the certificate presented by the prosecution under Section 83 of the Road Safety Act is inconsistent with certification requirements of the NMA and NMR.

The prosecution stated they will be relying on the Road Safety Act 83A to tender the evidence. I objected and stated to the Judge that section only applies if there is no evidence to the contrary and Ii fully intend to provide evidence to the contrary by way of sworn testimony that I was not speeding and as I have not yet had an opportunity to provide that evidence, I submit that section is not relevant and will be prejudicial to my case. The Judge at this point asked me if I had a copy of the Act. I obliged and passed it onto the clerk. Again the next 25 minutes was taken up by the judge reading the Act.

When the Judge finished reading the relevant parts of the Act he stated. This is the worse rules or Acts ever put on paper, it is the messiest thing I have ever seen and have always despised it. He spoke to me about the Act in detail and in length and asked several question regarding the Act and the NMA, he then said he is going to allow the prosecutor’s evidence but has noted my objection as an excellent argument that several of my high court Judges would find very interesting. From this point forward i am interested in hearing your testimony.

From this point forward I was confident I had the judge on my side. I gave my testimony followed by the passenger in the vehicle, the prosecutor asked his questions and that was that.

Dismissed due to evidence to the contrary being mine and my passengers sworn testimony that i was not speeding. We provided testimony of why the day and date in question was relevant and easily remembered, as we travel this very road, this very date, every single year for the past 10 years to go on our annual fishing trip to Eden NSW. We provided testimony that we both looked at the speedometer before going under the Wellington Road Bridge East Link and we provided testimony why we felt the need to do that.

The Judge then stated "It would be a sad day in the state of Victoria when we believe a machine over the testimony of two upstanding citizens of the community". You’re Excused.

So my advice to everyone:
1. Forget the Magistrates court, the Magistrate and his decisions are worth a pinch of shit, the real case starts at County. 

2. Research and know your topic. Don’t just use what ASF have provided. You need to know this stuff because you will be asked about it.

3. Be polite but fight tooth and nail. Remember the system is a corrupt revenue raising machine and when you question it, you will be asked to elaborate on facts of the NMA and law. If you don’t know, forget it, you will lose.

Well done guys, couldn’t of done it without you

Paul – Vic.

Please take note of what he says and do not be concerned or disheartened if you take a case to court and lose, as we have said many times, the Magistrate’s Court is just your “trial run” and this case proves it.

Our next is from yet another very pro-active Member who has won a number of cases using our information. Many of you will recall the extensive paperwork that he provided to us last year – that we have now uploaded to our Advanced membership website - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/download.php - that many people have found very handy. Well, he was at it again recently and, as you can see from the e-mail below, he has now racked up another victory using our information.

Hi everyone,

Today I received written advice from the Courts Administration Authority SA in relation to my (false) arrest last year and subsequent court appearances.

In February I received a letter from the Magistrates Court advising that the hearing was to be on a certain date and that "you are required to attend".

I replied back to the Registrar, in her private, unlimited commercial liability, and rebutted that we are "you" and that she should send the notice to whoever "you" is for their attention. Failure to respond within 7 days would provide full legal accord and satisfaction of all claims against me.

The response today from the CAA is that they have no record of any convictions or fines against me. 

So I'm pretty happy with the result and hope that that's the last of the matter (if they try anything else now they endanger their registrar to legal action).

The reason I'm writing is to thank each and every one of you for your support, advice and conviction to keep going with this matter. I'd never have had the courage to do this in the past but with your help and support I am extremely happy!

Cheers,

Wayne - SA

Our next is from a Member who successfully had not one, not two, but three speed camera fines withdrawn after using our 3 step process:

Good morning Aussie Speeding Fines,

Many thanks for your support and educating me as to the ways the Monarchy raise revenue willy nilly and try to represent whatever it is they claim as law.

Attached is a letter I recently received from them that states that all of the offences (3 Multanova fines, rear facing camera photos of my vehicle on 3 different occasions in a month)  have been withdrawn. I applied the 3-step process and included all 3 case numbers together to be all dealt with as a whole and they bent over for me.

Below is a link to their submission for my win with them;

 

Dear Sir,

Re: Charge of Exceed the Speed Limit in a Speed Zone, Infringement Numbers xxx, xxx & xxx

Information has been received regarding the above mentioned charges. These matters are listed at Fremantle Magistrates Court on 22nd August 2016.

As part of the review process undertaken when preparing the papers for prosecution, it was decided the matters should be withdrawn.

WA Police will not be proceeding any further regarding these matters.

Sincerely,

Ren MUSCARA

Senior Constable 9485

Prosecutions officer

 

Once again, many thanks and I will forever recommend and be a lifelong member of Aussie Speeding Fines, cheers.

Andrew - WA

And, finally, our last and possibly most powerful e-mail is from a member who was facing over $200,000 worth of fines had them significantly reduced to just $12,000 – which is a huge win in anyone’s books – and, to top it all off, he’s only going to be paying that off at $50 a week anyway!

Hi guys,

Thanks for you recent advice, it was much appreciated.

Just to let you know I have been toe to toe with CCV and IMES for a good 18months. Long story short, on Thursday I went into court 1 hr before my hearing and spent 1hr and 20min auditing all the alleged Infringement Warrants. It has taken me 2 months to finally be granted permission to view the original warrants.

I entered court and explained to Magistrate unless an agreement can be reached today on my terms I will appeal to supreme court based on question of law. My argument is all Infringement Warrants I reviewed did not contain a name or signature of an Infringement Registrar pursuant to sect 80 of Infringement Act and sect 150 & 151 of Evidence Act 1995. I noted all warrants presented as "original" were all issued on Sheriff Office stationary, not Infringement or Magistrate courts, as required. Therefore, these are invalid and cannot be accepted as evidence.

Magistrate Bolster did not deny or even argue this point, he in fact stated, “I see where you are going with this.” He stood the matter down at 12:30. I was called back into court at 4:15pm, and note the entire court complex was closed and not a person in sight.

He offered a reduction and payment plan of $50 to payback $12000 instead of $202k. He said do you accept. I accept.

So thanks for your help again.

Cole – Vic

So, as you can see, it has been a massive month of wins for our Members and we hope the fact that we continue to update our numerous Testimonials pages, each and every month, will convince those who would normally just blindly “pay up” to stop and think before doing so and choose to challenge their fines instead. Remember, you have nothing to lose by challenging your fines and everything to gain!

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to five full pages and continues to grow each month because we regularly receive stories of success, just like these, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. 

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines. The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


7 April 2016
Latest important news from around the country, including some great success stories!

- Intro

We trust that you all enjoyed a very happy Easter with family and friends. Unfortunately, we were appalled by the number of e-mails we received, just after the Easter break, from motorists who either received fines whilst they were away or came home to find fines in the mail.

And, as you’ll soon read in some of the media articles below, the police are going to extraordinary lengths to try and raise as much revenue as they can at the moment – there’s even a story of police “cracking down” on dark window tint – that’s how desperate they are to extract as much money from motorists as they can right now!

Thankfully, there are also some very positive stories this week of people fighting back and winning and even some stories on more flaws and faults with cameras too. So, as always, we have another information-packed e-mail update for you this month so make yourself comfortable and get ready to read the latest media articles from right around the country….

- Some of the latest ways police are raising revenue

As we noted in some of our recent e-mail updates, we always knew that the police and so-called “Sheriff’s officers” – see explanation further down this e-mail - would be out in force over the Easter weekend – which, indeed, they were – but we had hoped that things would calm down a bit after that but, alas, they are still out there raking in as much money as they can from completely innocent motorists who haven’t harmed a soul.

As we noted in our opening section, in Victoria, they have just announced a blitz on window tint that is too dark, claiming that the dark tint stops you from making eye contact with other motorists! What the??? Are they going to give us tips on dating fellow motorists next – make eye contact, smile with your eyes .... Who cares if you make eye contact with other motorists or not? In fact, we believe that most of our Members would agree that concept verges on being creepy.

You can read the full article here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/illegal-dark-window-tints-target-in-police-crackdown/news-story/7d6f46c3cc064f2e3b571601695e53f2 - and about the only thing we can be grateful for with this story is that they didn’t try and make outrageous claims that having dark window tint causes more accidents – which, of course, they could never prove. It does, however, beg the question, if it doesn’t have an impact on “road safety” then why are they cracking down it? Oh, that’s right, because it’s a great little money spinner for them!

Remember, every time you, your family, friends or work colleagues simply “pay up” when you receive a fine then you are sending a message to “The System” that it’s okay for them to keep doing what they’re doing. Now, if you have a business whereby you could just send out demands for payment and people just sent you money, don’t you think you would “create” new reasons to demand money? Hello - that’s exactly what they’re doing with this new “crackdown”!!!

Remember, if you keep doing what you’ve always done, then you’ll keep getting what you always got. If you and the people that you know keep paying, the government will keep creating new reasons to fine you!

If you want to put a stop to this insidious practice then you need to take some different action and start fighting back!!!

- The ‘human’ cost of focusing on fines

As we have proven more times than we can count, the current system simply isn’t working – at least not for motorists, anyway. It’s working great for the governments, who continue to rake in a billion dollars a year collectively, but the fact remains that the road toll across most of the country continues to increase.

The figures below show that, so far this year, the road toll has already increased so far this year in:

Victoria – by 19% - http://www.tac.vic.gov.au/road-safety/statistics/road-toll-year-to-date

In QLD by 20% - http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Transport-and-road-statistics/Road-safety-statistics.aspx

And, in NSW, by 22% - http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/dynamic/nsw-road-toll-daily.pdf  

So, more people are dying on our roads and more families are being broken each year because the governments insist on focusing their attention on revenue raising activities rather than truly life-saving initiatives, such as the ones that we detail on our vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

But, it’s even worse than that, people are being fined and detained for trivial, minor breaches of ‘the law’ but the price they are paying for those minor indiscretions is infinitely greater than the supposed breach itself and is completely disproportionate to the so-called “crime” they have committed.

Sadly, the gentlemen who is the focus of this particular article ­- http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/03/03/12/18/aussie-drivers-calling-for-greater-compassion-from-police-when-it-comes-to-handing-out-traffic-fines -  missed out on seeing his dying father because an overzealous cop refused to listen to him and detained him to give him a ticket over something so ridiculously insignificant as a tyre defect.

The article also mentions another woman who was given a parking ticket when she rushed to park her car to see her dying Dad and the council refused to withdraw the ticket, even after she explained the extenuating circumstances.

When are Aussie motorists going to get it through their heads that the police, and the governments they work for, are public servants - they work for us, the public, and doing the sorts of things that are outlined in this article does not serve us! We have an obligation to continually remind our public servants they We, The People, are the Supreme, Absolute, Uncontrollable authority – as detailed on page 285 of the Quick and Garran, Annotated Commentaries on the Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth, which is available on the Know Your Rights website - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/products/

We need to start bombarding our local MP’s with letters, petitioning our government to change unjust and unlawful laws and, at the very least, stop blindly paying ridiculous bloody traffic fines!!!

It is not “too hard”, it does not “cost too much” and, in fact, we give you all the information and step-by-step strategies that you need to fight back in our comprehensive 87 page e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know!” – so please, get off your collectives backsides, order a copy - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and start fighting back against these fines, just as thousands of motorists around the country have already done – as you will soon see.

As one of the closing lines of that article details – In the 2015/16 financial year, NSW Police issued 126,366 speeding fines equating to more than $43 million in state revenue. During the same period there were 388,872 speeding and red light camera offences generating more than $111 million.” – this is plain and simply just a “business” to them and we need to put them out of business!!!

- This is how you shut them down!

As we said in the opening section of this e-mail update, we do have some very positive stories to share with you this week as well and the first of these is a story of a WA truck driver who successfully challenged his fine in court and, not only did he win but the police had to pay out an additional $9,000!

You can read the full story here - http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/wa-truck-driver-challenges-400-albany-speeding-ticket-in-court-and-wins-20160210-gmq866.html - and, again, the closing lines of the article refer to just how much police in WA are generating from traffic fines.

Now, remember the closing line of the section above, how this is all a business to them. Consider this for a moment – the original fine was for $400 but the police had to pay out $9,000. If you had a business that made a $400 “sale” but it cost you $9,000 to make that “sale” – which you ultimately didn’t make anyway – how long do you think you’d stay in business???

Exactly!

And that is precisely why we all need to fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine that we receive – to put them out of business. And, the beauty is that with more people than ever before fighting back, the cracks are definitely starting to appear in ‘the system’.

As this article covers - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/unclear-photos-from-two-fixed-speed-cameras-on-south-eastern-freeway-see-drivers-off-in-a-flash-and-avoiding-fines/news-story/83fa827e13e4d30b01d2a3d1a4506002 - 20% of photos taken from a couple of speed cameras in Adelaide were rejected and that means that over 1,000 drivers avoided being unjustly and unfairly fined, which is great news!

And, the even better news is that number just reflects the ones they choose to reject – when you apply the flawed MD5 algorithm argument – which we detail in our e-book – you can also successfully have the remaining 80% rejected as evidence as well!

And, the best news of all comes, once again, in the closing lines of the article, where they admit that there really isn’t anything they can do to “fix” the cameras or improve the rejection rate. Once again, the general population needs to be aware of these issues and exploit them.

And, finally, there is yet another media article which details the fact that some 6,700 speed and red light camera fines were rejected due to obscured number plates. You can read more here - https://practicalmotoring.com.au/blogs/drivers-avoiding-fines-with-obscured-number-plates/

And, just before we finish off this section, we mentioned just above about the importance of ‘exploiting issues’ with the current system. Well, one of our extremely creative and out-of-the-box thinking members has gone to the extraordinary length of creating his own website that has some great information on fines and a very interesting idea on how you could successfully challenge future fines. We definitely recommend taking the time to read over this well thought out page - http://photoweasel.diaryland.com/SpeedCamera.html

- Some of the bigger challenges we continue to face

We have reported before on the increasing number of people that are fighting back and winning and, more importantly we have provided various figures that show around 50% of people who choose to fight their fines are successful but the underlying issue is that only around 1% of motorists actually bother challenging their fines.

We’re still not 100% sure why this is the case but one of the reasons could be that even the motoring groups that are out there, supposedly trying to help motorists, are actually reinforcing the government propaganda, without necessarily meaning to do so.

For example, one of our Members sent us through an article that was recently published by the RACV - each State has a similar motoring body.Now, on the surface of it, this article appears to be trying to help inform and educate the motoring public – http://www.racv.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/royalauto/home/motoring/information-advice/general-information/traffic-cameras?edm_id=edm:racv_enews&cmpid=edm:edm:racv_enews – but, of you look a little closer, you will see some major issues with some of the information they provide and the way in which they provide it.

The second line of the article tries to gloss over the fact that “many people get fines every day” and explain it away as something that is perfectly fine and normal. As we have said before, any purported “law” that would cause an average, everyday person to be considered a criminal for “breaking a law” is a law that should be challenged. It may indeed be that only 0.5% of people are being fined for “breaking the law” but that still equates to a hell of a lot of people and that is not okay and that is not to be considered as “normal”.

It is this underhanded “normalisation” of what the powers-that-be want you to consider as normal – which we should all, in reality, be considering as outrageous – which is one of the biggest battles that we, as a modern society, currently face.

The article then goes onto to refer to red light camera fines being “so serious that there is no option for a warning” – again, getting us to accept that going through a red light really is a serious and dangerous crime. Let’s get real people, if you are driving down the road at 2.00am or 3.00am and you come to a stop, check that there is no traffic and that it is safe to proceed across an intersection and do so against a red light then that should not be a crime!

They then go into a detailed explanation of how the red light camera system works and, again, they explain it in such a way that most people reading that explanation would think that there is simply no way to challenge those fines. What they don’t tell you is that those cameras never provide a photo of you behind the white line when the light is red so, irrespective of any ‘induction loop’ they cannot prove that your front wheels crossed the line before the light went red and you then continued through the intersection after the light turned red, which, as they admit themselves, you are completely entitled to do.

They also fail to mention that there is no way to tie the induction loop to a specific camera and make the legal connection between the devices that they are required to do to establish traceability of the evidence.

The article then refers to speed cameras and, in particular, the setting up and testing of mobile speed cameras. What they don’t tell you, of course, is that even in the actual manufacturers training manual for those devices, the examples that they give are actually incorrect – we detail all of this in our e-book and include actual reference to the errors and the relevant sections of the training manuals that explain the problems inherent with all speed detection devices.

One of the most telling lines comes at the top of the “Images Processed” section where they actually refer to the Sheriff of Victoria, Mr Brendan Facey. Most readers would just gloss over that but the wording is so important. The fact is that there is only one true Sheriff in each State and all the other goons running around wearing fancy uniforms and claiming to be Sheriffs are, in fact, impersonating Sheriffs, which is highly illegal, and they have absolutely no lawful right to be clamping cars and/or extorting money from you, as they are doing more and more at the moment.

They mention this, of course, to make it sounds like there is no way to challenge the processing of the photos from speed cameras and nothing could be further from the truth. As we explained in the sections above, photos are rejected every single day because they have all manner of issues and, the reality is that, as a result of the flawed MD5 algorithm – again, this is all detailed in our e-book – proves that no photo from any speed camera should  ever be allowed to be tendered as evidence.

- Info for our more advanced Members

Many of you would already be aware of the additional information that we provide on our Advanced Membership website - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Advanced-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – which provides our Advanced Members with really helpful information and strategies, over and above everything that we already include in our e-book.

There is a detailed e-mail from an ex-police officer on the importance of fighting back and filling up the courts, we provide links to download the manufacturers training manuals for almost every speed detection device currently being used in Australia and we also have links to a number of very powerful court cases that people can refer to when fighting their fines in court.

There are even actual affidavits and outlines of submission that you can download, copy and paste an use yourself, as well as copies of payments, from the police, to the Members who successfully challenged their fines in court using that information. So, if you’re not yet an Advanced Member, please be sure to follow the steps on the link above to join up.

Even all of that isn’t enough for some of the Members who have been with us for the past 9 years that we have now been operating so, we have been working closely with the Know Your Rights group and they have a heap of even more advanced information on their website - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/

They are currently running 2 day events around the country – they have been to Brisbane and Sydney already this year and will be in Perth this weekend - so if you want to experience their extremely detailed, hands on, live events, be sure to go to their seminar page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - to find out more and to book your tickets.

They have also just released an incredibly detailed book called, “The essential, step-by-step manual for understanding and exercising your rights” and that is available from this page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/our-e-book/ As difficult as it is for us to say this, we would almost have to recommend their book even more than our own because it is just so incredibly detailed and covers such a wide range of topics, including: advanced strategies on how to challenge fines, the importance of the Commonwealth Constitution, the nature of the banking fraud, the Strawman concept, how to challenge the new mandatory vaccination laws and so much more.

And, not only that, but they also give you a references CD that includes links to some 80 web sites, videos and documents that you can then refer to in order to conduct further research on the topics that are of interest to you. And, they also include links to 40 incredible court cases – a number of which we have on our Advanced Membership site – that you can use in a wide range of different challenges that you may have.

We might have to lift our game a bit to compete - especially since they also include letters that you can write as well, which, like the ASF letters, are all pre-written and you just copy and paste your details into – and, they have it all available for the same price as our book!

Please be sure to support the incredible work that the Know Your Rights group does because we genuinely believe that every person in Australia should “know their rights” and there is simply no better way to learn about them than through their extremely comprehensive book.

 - Latest Testimonials and Feedback

We have, once again, received new testimonials from Members that have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful traffic fines.

The first is from a member who details the importance of sticking to your guns and challenging your fines rather than just blindly “paying up”. It also reinforces the many points we have made about number plates in this e-mail update.

Hi there,

 I live in Mount Gambier and received a toll fine for a date that I wasn't even in Victoria. It was only 15 dollars but I refused to pay it as I had proof where the car was on that date.

They refused to drop the fine and sent me a picture of my car. Yes, it was mine but it was in the tunnel and not on the Bolte Bridge where they reckon the car was. The picture was from another time months before which was paid.

After going back and forwards we asked for a picture of the car on the Bolte Bridge and they said all they had was that and said if we paid 3 dollars and that it would end. We refused this and said we would go to court to fight it and ask for costs to travel over to defend it as we had proof the car was in Mount Gambier on that time and date.

Surprise they dropped it and cancelled the fine. So how many people are paying fines for old photos? I find this just a disgraceful thing to do and would like to get this out there that this is what they are now doing to get revenue illegally.

Regards,

Melinda – S.A.

And our second one shows the importance of choosing to fight your fines and take them all the way to court, if necessary. Because, even if you lose, the financial cost is minimal but there are some other very important benefits that you can get.

Hi Guys,

Last year I had a 1 point speed  camera fine that I took to court.  The ebook worked well. The court charged extra money due to wasting their time with a belated guilty plea…..

The 7 months that it took to get to court was enough as I was given back several points in that time and I had avoided the bullet of zero points/loss of licence.

12 months passed and I am looking at getting 6 points back within 6 months.

Best regards

Craig

Please also keep in mind that there are plenty more e-mails like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to five full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. 

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most important sections of these regular e-mail updates, all in the one easy-to-read website, as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 5,200 Members on our Group page but only just over 1,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP..

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



24 February 2016
We have a real mixed bag of interesting stories from right around the country for you this month!

- Intro

We have a real “mixed bag” of stories for you this week, with all kinds of different media articles being sent through to us by Members from right around the country.

We have information that those who are supposed to be enforcing the laws are, instead, running amok, we have proof that completely innocent motorists are being caught up in the on-going revenue raising, we have further proof that the current system simply isn’t working and we have details of a landmark case that will bring joy to all our motorcycling Members out there.

And, to top it all off, we have a huge number of new testimonials from people who have successfully used our information to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines and many people have only really just come back from holidays!

So, we have lots of great info to get through in this e-mail update so let’s get straight into it ….

- Who is enforcing the ‘enforcers’?

As we noted in our last e-mail update, the Victorian Police Commissioner, Mr Graham Ashton was recently caught speeding. He told us all that he was “embarrassed and disappointed that he was exceeding the speed limit” – what a load of crap, he was simply embarrassed and disappointed that he was caught!!!

Anyway, the very next month, his QLD counterpart – Queensland Police Commissioner, Bob Atkinson – was also caught speeding! Of course, he too was “enormously embarrassed” after being caught exceeding the speed limit by a significant 10 km/h.

How about these senior police officials stop being “embarrassed” and start coming clean and admitting that the speed limits exist, purely to entrap as many motorists as possible, and to raise as much revenue for the government as they can.

Even Commissioner Atkinson admitted that his offence was a “lapse in concentration” and the Police Union President, Ian Leavers, also admitted that “All people can have a lapse of concentration from time to time.” So, for crying out loud – stop making a momentary lapse in concentration cause someone to unintentionally commit a “criminal offence”.

Any law that dictates that someone’s momentary lapse of concentration should deem them to be a criminal – which is what happens when you receive an infringement notice – that law is unjust and must be changed!

It is up to We, The People, to get that message across to the people in Parliament who represent us though – they are clearly not going to do it of their own accord!

You can read the full story via this link - http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/police-commissioner-caught-speeding-20120214-1t3dj.html - and we challenge you to find any reference to the 10 people who died, that should have been reported on, if the government propaganda that “Every K over is a Killer” were actually true!

But, it gets even worse! Not only have we had two top cops – both Police Commissioners – being caught for speeding in a matter of just a month or so but now, even Judges and Magistrates – the very people employed to enforce the police – are now also being caught speeding.

And, as this article shows - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/judges-and-magistrates-guilty-of-flouting-speed-laws/news-story/f1c7c04110d795a6267e13292c4bab8e?cspt=1456109309|b812601a85a7311cd685d2c507ff86ed – they are exceeding the speed limit by even more that the Police Commissioners!

And, in these particular instances, these judicial officers were caught exceeding the limit some 39 times in just 5 months!!! How exactly is it that we allow these same people to sit in judgement of us when we are caught speeding????

Talk about double standards. But, of course, these are quickly dismissed as a mere “lapse in concentration” but, as we said just before, they need to stop making minor lapses in concentration, criminal offences.

So, clearly, for that many people in “positions of power” to be receiving that many fines, those fines must be handed out like lollies at a school fair. So, why then, do we also get stories like this one - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-18/policeman-admits-writing-fake-speeding-tickets/7179012 - where an officer has admitted to writing out 18 fake tickets?

They must have some seriously high quotas if, after booking police commissioners, Judges and Magistrates, they still have to make up fines!

Sure, we’ve reduced it to the ridiculous but, frankly, that’s what the entire system of traffic fines is – a complete and utter joke!

About the only thing that we can be grateful for this month is that the Victorian Road Safety Commissioner, Gordon lewis, finally realised what an absolute debacle the whole speed camera scam really is – not that he admitted that publically, of course – and he chose to resign. After all, when you’re caught in a complete web of lies and deceit, what other options do you have? Hint, hint - all current serving traffic cops!!!

If only Neil Mitchell would pull his head out of his backside and stop making absurd and completely baseless statements such as, “In my view, he (Police Commissioner Gordon) has done great work for Victoria, great work for motorists, great work for road safety.” Please Neil, considering that the Victorian road toll has increased over the past 2 years, despite more speed camera fines being issued than ever before, would you like to explain how on earth you can justify making a statement like that?

You can read more about Neil's stupid comments on the departing of the Road Safety Camera Commissioner via this link - http://www.3aw.com.au/news/road-safety-camera-commissioner-resigns-20160201-gmj7qr.html - if you are so inclined.

The simple fact is that more fines are being issued than ever before and now even senior “law enforcers” are becoming caught in the net. Maybe they should sign up for our E-Book Membership! http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html They might actually learn a few things about traffic law!!!

We’re going to close this section with this link - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/two-victoria-police-officers-take-their-own-lives-in-a-week-20160210-gmr0yu.html - which we’re sure is going to create some controversy and negative reactions. Our only comment on it is that they are needless deaths and they shouldn’t be happening. If members of the police force, or anyone else for that matter, are driven to such extremes because of their job then they should simply quit first – no job is worth taking your life for!

- More proof the current system isn't working

And, if the articles in the section above weren't clear enough proof that the current system isn't working then perhaps these articles will be.

The first of these articles is actually from a Perth QC and it details how the double demerit points system that many States, including WA, implement each holiday period simply is not working - http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/opinion/tom-percy/tom-percy-double-demerits-fail-was-problem-drivers/news-story/36d0e742f8e70cb3738cd46a8a81c139

Be sure to pay close attention to that second line, which clearly states that, "Since its inception there is no credible evidence to suggest that it has had any impact on the road toll." You'll note that, further down the article, those same words, "momentary lapse of concentration" appear yet again - are you starting to see a trend yet?

The majority of speeding fines are issued to people who have a very minor, momentary lapse of concentration and, whilst focus and attention on the roads are, most assuredly important factors when driving, you'll note that not a single article that we have referred to in this e-mail update has mentioned a solitary accident occurring as a result of any of the momentary lapses in concentration!

However, if you get a speeding fine and dare to challenge it, you are treated like a criminal - which is why the author of that article has a job!

Then, there's this article from SA - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/new-speed-cameras-on-northern-expressway-just-revenue-raising/news-story/f97b4edd025efa53e9739402f895a36c - because, as we alluded to above, there has only been a single fatality on the entire 17km stretch of road in 5 years.

As the article clearly details, the speed cameras were installed there because of the large number of vehicles exceeding the obviously artificially lowered speed limit and not because it was a known blackspot area, or any of the other requirements that must be met before a camera can be installed - according to their own rules and guidelines!

The fact that an MP makes this statement, “These cameras go through treasury approval and they would want a business case showing a good return on investment.” should make it abundantly obvious to anyone reading this that these cameras are simply about revenue raising and have absolutely nothing to do with "road safety".

The article then prattles on about how the speed cameras are supposedly a "deterrent" to motorists to stop them speeding, So, if that was the case then the revenue from those cameras should be close to zero - correct? We don't know what the exact figure for the amount of revenue raised by those cameras actually is but we can guarantee you it's not $0 or anything like it so clearly, they are not the deterrent they make them out to be, people are still speeding on that road and, that speed over 5 years, has resulted in just a single casualty which, as devastating as that would clearly be for the family involved, is not worth fleecing thousands of completely innocent motorists for!

And, finally, this article, from QLD, details the dangers of the new level of surveillance that all motorists are being subjected to around the country - http://cairnsnews.org/2016/01/22/new-age-of-road-surveillance-snares-innocent-drivers-in-queensland/

Once again, completely innocent  motorists are being harassed - and often times worse - for the actions a few who are genuinely doing the "wrong thing" but, all too often, those who are actually committing real crimes or are posing real dangers on our roads are never caught, or, if they are, as they first article detailed, they don't care anyway.

Clearly, the current system simply isn't working and we urge you all to check out our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - to the see the sort of new strategies we want to see implemented that will truly make our roads safer and more enjoyable for all motorists!

- This is how absurd things have become

And, in addition to all the outrageous stories we have already covered in this e-mail, we also came across a few articles that were so absurd that we just had to include them in their own section.

The first of these was a story of a 100 year old man who was forced to go to court to defend fines that he clearly did not commit and, again, we re-iterate, that any purported “law” that would suggest that a 100 year old man was guilty of an offence when any person with half a brain could see that he had done nothing wrong, is an unjust law and should be immediately repealed!.

You can read the full story via this link - http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/02/08/10/25/100-year-old-to-fight-fines-in-vic-court Please be sure to pass this onto to any “friends” that you may have that still spout that age old rubbish of, “If you’ve done nothing wrong then you have nothing to worry about” – clearly this proves that is not the case!

Treating one of our senior citizens in this way is completely unacceptable!

And, then there was this article from QLD - http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/02/18/20/18/drivers-filmed-rolling-past-brisbane-stop-sign-as-police-call-for-caution - where the reporter states that 11 out of 12 drivers “broke the law” because they failed to stop at a stop sign.

Once again, any purported “law”, that 11 out of 12 people are breaking, is clearly an unjust law and must be changed! We just don’t know how to make it any simpler or clearer. If normal, everyday people, who are causing no harm to anyone else, are being labelled as “criminals” because they are breaking some supposed “law” then the law is at fault, not them!

The Road Policing Commander says it’s “simple”, the drivers should just “stop”, but, if that many people are clearly not stopping, and there are obviously no accidents or issues at that intersection, then the sign should, quite obviously, be changed to a Give Way sign – it’s not rocket science!!!!

And then, there’s this story from SA, where a P-Plater – someone brand new to driving and, one would hope, is trying to do the “right thing” - has inadvertently, and through no fault of her own, racked up almost $30,000 in fines! http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/sticker-situation-pplater-racks-up-30000-in-fines/news-story/6ca4a176463b33a0edd9d2c977bfacef

How many times do we have to say it before the message gets through – any purported law that would turn someone into a criminal – certainly to the tune of $30,000 in fines - is an unjust law and must be changed!!!

What makes this situation even worse is that , to our way of thinking, these so-called “crimes” are as a direct result of actions that we would call entrapment because, since the removal of registration stickers – which, in reality, save very little money for the government - create a massive windfall in fines because people have no quick and easy way of knowing when a car rego is now due!

The whole system is completely out of control and we must do something about it by fighting back!

Perhaps what we all need to be doing is setting up a website or blog like this guy - http://davesparrius.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/when-driving-my-kids-to-school-becomes.html?m=1 – and venting our anger that way.

This “open letter” is a very entertaining read and really does sum up this whole section of how completely and utterly absurd the current system has become.

- Some great news for our motorcycling members

At least it’s not all bad news though. As this article details - http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/cameras/police-bid-to-ban-cameras-on-helmets-dumped-after-challenge/news-story/901bd3e0d56459fc175898c132df67be - a court has finally seen sense and ruled that a law that could have deemed tens of thousands of motorcycle riders were criminals was, indeed, unjust.

You can read a more detailed review of the case, including the arguments that were put forward, via this link - http://motorbikewriter.com/judge-dismisses-helmet-camera-fine/

Finally a victory for common sense!

- Our upcoming seminars with the Know Your Rights group

And, just to finish of this month, we want to quickly announce the dates for our first few seminars with the Know Your Rights group. The first seminar for the year will be held in Brisbane this weekend – the 27th of February - and the next event will be held in Sydney on the 19th of March.

Please read the e-mail below from the guys at the Know Your Rights group and be sure to check out their Seminar page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - for full details on what is covered at those events, details of how to book your ticket(s) and even testimonials from previous attendees.

Hi Guys,

If you could pass the following onto your database, that would be much appreciated.

We are desperately trying to wake up the average, apathetic, footy/cricket-transfixed Aussie and teach them about their rights and we need your help!

Are you sick of busting your butt at work day in and day out, only to give a huge portion of it away to the tax man?

Are you sick of being fined for ridiculous things such as 3 and 4 k’s over the limit, stopping to pick someone up in a shopping centre and the like?

Are you sick of paying exponentially increasing council taxes and rates?

Do you get the general feeling that something “isn’t right” with the current system but you’re not quite sure what it is or what to do about it?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you need to attend one of our upcoming Know Your Rights seminars, which are being held in Upper Mount Gravatt on Saturday the 27th of February and in Manly (Sydney) on Saturday the 19th of March. These seminars will be life-changing events for anyone who attends and we urge anyone who has even the slightest interest in learning about their rights to come along.

All your questions will be answered at these empowering full day events and you will learn the following from Australian speakers who actually have proven success in these areas, in this country:

How to defeat all types of unjust and unlawful traffic fines – including speeding, parking, red light, un-registered vehicle etc.

How our Commonwealth Constitution applies to you and how to use it to your benefit.

Why local councils are un-Constitutional and what you can do about it.

The fraud committed by the banks, how to fight back against it and how to lawfully discharge outstanding debts.

The difference between “lawful” and “Legal” and how the government has introduced private laws that attempt to subvert our Constitutional and Common Law rights.

The Strawman concept – how the government has corporatized your name in order to “do business” with you and how to recognise that and benefit as a result.

How to protect your assets and your income using trusts and private foundations and how to legally ensure that you have no future tax obligations.

What the future holds for Aussies if we don’t all learn about our rights and start fighting back!

To find out more about what we will cover at these incredible full day events, to read and see what others have said about past events and, to book your tickets, be sure to go to our Seminar page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and take action now!

Remember, those who keep doing what they’ve always done will keep getting what they always got – do something different today!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events in the next month.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

People have only just really returned from their holiday break and, as we mentioned in the introduction to this e-mail update, we have already received a huge number of e-mails from Members who have had success with our information and strategies.

We appreciate that this e-mail is getting quite long so we will only include a handful here but all of the e-mails will be uploaded to our Testimonials page so please be sure to use this link to read all the latest success stories.

Our first is from a Member who had her fine withdrawn after simply using the 3 step process from chapter 3 of our e-book.

Hello all,

Having followed the three step process and reached letter 2, I received this ...

Now I'm thinking that this is a positive but I'm just checking that with you guys because you've obviously seen more than I have.

If I'm correct - then I'd like to add it to your testimonial page.

And I'd also like to say Thankyou for the work you do and the information you share. It's important that people know about this because with numbers we are powerful and they know it.

Cheers,

Julie

Our second e-mail is from a Member who successfully beat a parking fine from the Melbourne City Council. Now, what makes this victory so sweet is that this particular council loves sending out letters to people who challenge their fines claiming that they have never lost a case – well, this testimonial certainly suggests otherwise!

Mcc v Menos

Dear team,

Just wanted to give you an update on this matter.  After offering to settle for the lawyer costs and fine over $400, 4 days before the court case due to be heard, the council withdrew the prosecution due to ‘informant’ being unavailable. 

Needless to say it made me very happy!

Thank you for your support and responses

Warm regards

Phyllis – Vic.

And, finally, this one was from another Member who successfully beat a speeding fine in court, using the relevant arguments from our e-book.

Hey guys,

Went to court last week for a speeding fine.

Cut a long story short, I followed your book and got the charge dropped as they had to prove that I was speeding and couldn’t, as they have to prove everything but couldn’t.  They got me doing 114 in a 100 zone

Thanks a lot guys for you endless work to help us all out!

All the best and happy new year,

Mark

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to five full pages and continues to grow each month because we regularly receive stories of success, just like these, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. 

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines. The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


16 January 2016
Some great news to kickstart 2016!

- Intro

We trust that you all enjoyed some kind of a break over the Christmas/New Year period and managed to spend some quality time with family and friends. We are super excited about what 2016 holds for our Members and, as you will see from the articles below, the year has already kicked off with some great results.

More and more people are waking up to the fact that the current system of purported “road safety” is simply about revenue raising and, as you will read soon, more motorists than ever before are choosing to fight back against the current corrupt and ineffective system, which is great news.

We genuinely believe that we are at a serious tipping point – on one hand, the governments and their goons are going to extraordinary lengths to try and extract every last dollar that they can from people and finding new ways to fine motorists and collect those fines. But, on the other hand, as we noted above, more people than ever before are fighting back and “the system” is really starting to feel the consequences of that.

As we have said many times before, it is simply a numbers game – there are many times more of “us” than there are of “them” and, as soon as we all starting fighting back collectively, we will bring the system to its knees. We look forward to playing our role in ensuring that 2016 is the year that happens.

So, to find out what great  successes have already been achieved at this early point in the year – as well as examining some of the issues that we still face – be sure to read on and help us spread the word by passing this e-mail around to everyone you know.

And, don’t forget to check out our closing Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards section to find other ways that you can help get the message out to fellow motorists and make this our most successful year ever.

- Proof in the media that more people are fighting their fines

As we noted in our Intro, more people than ever before are fighting back against unjust and unlawful fines. In fact, so many people are now doing so that even the mainstream media is reporting on it, as you can see in this article – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-victorian-drivers-taking-parking-and-traffic-fines-to-court/news-story/bb34deda5b00e8f3caf800396dadcba5

As the article states, more and more motorists, each and every year, are choosing to fight their fines and, last year, that number was almost 73,000, which is fantastic news. The problem is that Victoria Police issued 2.9 million traffic infringements and there were a further 1.68 million parking tickets issued so why did only 73,000 motorists challenge their fines when over 4.5 million fines were issued???

Those figures mean that only 1.5% of people who received a fine actually challenged it in court – that is simply not good enough! We believe that figure should be as close to 100% as possible – now, realistically, that is never going to happen but let’s at least start by aiming for double figures and see what kind of an impact that has on the system!

Be sure to refer to the story in our last official e-mail update of 2015 that details how the NSW government is spending $20 million to try and cut the backlog in their court system - http://www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/state/2015/12/06/-20m-package-to-cut-nsw-court-backlog.html - which is, at least in part, a result of so many people challenging their fines and helping to fill up the courts. Just imagine the impact we could make if 10%, 20% or if 50% of people challenged their fines!!!

Remember, our e-book – “Speeding Fines What You REALLY Need to Know” - teaches you everything you need to know to successfully challenge your fines, from the moment you receive a fine in the mail or get pulled over, right through to taking a matter to court and beating it there. The book is laid out in a very simple, easy to follow, step-by-step format that thousands of motorists have been using now – since 2007, when we started – to beat their fines.

We would urge you to spend some time reading through our five full pages of Testimonials - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - to see for yourself just how many people have successfully used our information. Then, if you haven’t yet done so, be sure to join up as an E-Book Member - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html - and grab your own copy of our licence-saving e-book, in either digital format or hard copy.

And remember, as an E-Book Member, you are not only getting the information in our book, you are also getting almost 30 pre-written letters that you can use to respond to any fine you receive and you get 24/7 e-mail support from our team as well, to assist you with any questions you may have along the way. There is a small one-off fee to become an E-Book Member and, once you are, you get regular e-mail updates and e-mail support completely free for life!

So, join up now, encourage your friends, family and work colleagues to do so as well so that, at the end of this year, the media is reporting a massive spike in the number of people that are challenging their fines and we start hearing more stories about the issues that “the system’ is facing as a result.

- The truth about speed cameras

We have had a page up on our website for many years now that has information on why speed and red light cameras should be removed from service and we even have a petition that you can sign to help achieve that outcome - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html

We have recently received a few more articles, which we intend to upload to that page, that provide even further information on the problems with speed cameras. The first is a great article that asks the very powerful question, “Are speed cameras killing us?” - http://www.caradvice.com.au/332771/are-speed-cameras-killing-us-the-stats-say-yes/?plista

This article clearly silences the government propaganda that “Speed Kills” or that “Speed Cameras Save Lives” – as we’re constantly told – and, although the article is a year old, the increase in the road toll in Victoria occurred again last year, as this article details - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-01/victorian-road-toll-increases-in-2015-to-257-killed/7063538

So, despite more cameras being installed across Victoria, and more fines being issued in Victoria each year, the road toll has continued to increase over the past 2 years! The road toll is also currently up in NSW and we are just awaiting figures from other States as we write but don’t believe that any State has seen any significant reduction in the road toll last year. So, why does the government continue using speed cameras if they have been proven not to“save lives”? Because they make a hell of a lot of money. As the “Are Speed Cameras Killing Us? article” states, revenue from speed cameras alone, just in Victoria, is almost $300 million!!! If you were in government and raking in that much money, would you remove them? Of course not!

So, as we have said a million times before, the only way to put an end to this madness and have these cameras removed is by getting everyone to challenge every fine they get. Then, the government will be faced with the fact that speed cameras are making little or no money and the road toll is continuing to increase and then, they will have to take notice of the strategies and ideas that we have detailed on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

The closing lines of the “Are Speed Cameras Killing Us?” article perfectly mirrors what we have had on our Vision for the Future page for over 8 years now – let’s focus on improving driver training and education, removing drunk and drug affected drivers from our roads and let’s stop focussing on “speeding” and, instead, concentrate on the factors that truly affect “road safety”.

We received another great article that, once again, proves that speed cameras are all about revenue raising. The opening line of this article - http://www.vice.com/read/the-shady-municipal-business-of-traffic-cams - details a fact that many of us can relate to (depending on your age). For many years we drove very happily and very safely without ever receiving a fine but, since the introduction of the insidious speed camera program, many drivers have received numerous fines, especially over the past 5 years or so.

Be sure to take note of some key statements throughout that article, such as the reference to an 800% increase in accidents when cameras were installed in a town in California or how simply lengthening the time an intersection’s light remains red can improve safety at zero cost and without the need for red light cameras.

The point that should excite all Aussie motorists is the fact that the city councils in Los Angeles and Houston have voted overwhelmingly to shut the speed and red light camera programs because they have proven that the cameras simply don’t work and, since they are no longer making money for those councils, there’s absolutely no point keeping them. We need to ensure that our cameras, right here in Australia, also stop making money – by people challenging their fines rather than blindly “paying up” - and that is how we will have them removed here too.

- The Police are starting to speak up against speed cameras

In our earlier Proof in the media that more people are fighting their fines section, we detailed the fact that the mainstream media is now reporting on the fact that more and more people are choosing to challenge their fines and that is great news. Even better news is the fact that ex-police officers are now starting to speak up about what a complete scam the current system of “speed detection” aka “revenue raising” really is.

There was a great article posted right at the start of this year called “The Speed Camera Swindle” and you can read it here - http://revenueraiserresistance.com/camera-swindle/ This article was written by an ex-police officer, who was certified as a Class 1 Advanced (Police) Driver so we dare say that he is pretty well qualified to comment on this subject.

He starts by explaining that, quite obviously, overt cameras are going to cause people to slow down, yet covert speed detection practices – whereby you are simply sent a fine in the mail a few weeks after the fact – cannot possibly cause people to slow down or save anyone’s life. This fact was highlighted in the “Are Speed Cameras killing Us?” article in our previous section.

He goes on to say that despite the use of covert cameras increasing, the standard of driving has decreased because covert cameras clearly do nothing to modify driver’s behaviour at the time that they are actually driving. He goes onto to mirror what we have said for years, that it is focus and attention that are the keys to true road safety.

He also talks about the fact that speeds limits are set too low – ie. arbitrarily set and then artificially lowered in order to “catch” more motorists. This lowering of limits causes frustration and anger and that is yet another factor in accidents. So, the reality is that governments are actually causing the very accidents that they preach they are trying to stop!

As he correctly states, we need to be focused on driving safely not on driving below some arbitrarily set speed limit, just so we don’t get a fine! He also makes another point that we have made many times over the past 8 years, regarding the Government “budgeting” an amount of revenue from speed cameras, despite them telling us that they are an effective deterrent and cause people to slow down. He points out that the WA government has “budgeted” for income of almost $98 million from cameras this year but surely, if camera truly worked they way the government claims they do then they should be budgeting zero income!

His closing lines, about covert cameras having little effect on road safety, the fact that cameras exist purely to raise revenue and the on-going brainwashing of cizitizens really does say a lot,especially coming from an ex-police officer with his training and experience.

Thankfully, he is not the only police officer saying these kinds of things. We received a fairly strongly worded e-mail this week from Owen Godfrey – another ex-police officer, who heads up the No Speed Cameras party in SA – www.nospeedcamerasparty.com His e-mail was in response to some so-called “statistics” that were released in regards to the road toll in South Australia and we have included a copy of that e-mail for you below:

Michael Cornish from the MAC needs to check his maths.

For the 2015 road toll statistics I counted 4 drivers between 16 and 24 years involved in fatalities in the metro area and 10 in the country.

To me that’s 14% NOT 18% that is statistically relevant for the 12% of people in this age range considering that many of the youngest people are not yet driving.

It is also interesting to note that a 10 year study by two academics at Monash University concluded that there was absolutely no correlation between the use of mobile phones and accidents.

Of course dialling a number or texting is not only unsafe but also irresponsible so maybe the nanny state can just back off a little.

The current system of education by prosecution is NOT working, it never has and it never will.

The only outcome is that it rips off more illegitimate money from a fine-weary public for no benefit to the road toll.

Everybody who has bothered to study the facts realise that the reduction to the road toll in the last 20 years has been due to factors other than speed cameras and laser guns.

This disgusting Government insults our Police with disgusting changes to their worker compensation rights and then expects them to be their illegitimate tax collectors whilst sullying their integrity.

He raises some very important points – such as reminding people, once again, that proper driver training and education is key to reducing the road toll and the fact that the current speed detection program and subsequent fining and punishing of drivers simply isn’t working.

Again, it’s important to remember that this is coming from an ex-police officer who used to issue fines to people himself but he only did so if they were driving dangerously, not just for exceeding some recently reduced speed limit by a few km/h.

- Troubling news for Victorian motorists

Sadly, it’s not all good news this week though. We just came across this article - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/drivers-warned-as-new-speed-cameras-roll-out-across-victoria-20160108-gm2dkw.html - which details the fact that 17 new cameras are soon to be rolled out across Victoria.

So, despite everything that we have covered in this e-mail up til now, despite all the statistics, facts and professional opinions that say that cameras do not work in reducing the road toll, the Victorian government has decided to ignore all of that and introduce even more new cameras this year.

The article contains the usual government propaganda suggesting that “We know that speed is one of the leading cause of accidents and the significant level of road trauma” yet they can’t actually point to any statistics that would back up this claim and we have clearly provided plenty of evidence, just in this one e-mail update alone, to refute that statement.

We find it very interesting that Police Minister Wade Noona says that “most people do the right thing but too many people are still speeding and running red lights.” Now, this statement would clearly suggest that “speeding” therefore, is doing the “wrong” thing so, why is it that Victori’as top cop, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton was caught speeding recently. And, he wasn’t caught speeding by just 1 or 2 km/h over the limit, he was caught doing a “whopping” 8km/h over the limit!

Please keep in mind hat this is the same Chief Commissioner that supports the “Speed Kills” and “Every K over is a Killer” mantras. So Mr Ashton, are you able to direct us to the 8 people that were killed as a result of you exceeding the speed limit by 8km/h?

No? Can you direct us to even one? Was anyone even injured?

Then how about you start telling the truth and stop spouting the crap to the media that you did when you were caught! http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-police-chief-commissioner-graham-ashton-caught-speeding-20160108-gm20vx.html Seriously, what’s with the, “I am embarrassed and diassppointed to find I have gone above the speed limit.” garbage?

Now, maybe if he said he was embarrassed and disappointed that he was caught, we could understand it but we will eat our words if he is genuinely embarrassed and disappointed to find that he exceeded the speed limit when it was clearly set too low – it is a brand new 4 lane freeway with a limit of only 100km/h - and almost every motorist has drifted above the posted limit at some tiem or another in their driving lives and they are certainly not embarrassed or disappointed about doing so.

Mr Ashton, you are a joke and you do not deserve to hold the position of Chief Commissioner if you are going to lie to the public, lie to your fellow officers and lie to yourself like that! Please remove yourself from that office before you do yourself, or others, some serious harm with your lies!

The reality is that his following statement actually backs up everything we have said in this e-mail update. He admits that his speeding “was as a result of a lapse in concentration” which “highlights the need for constant attention behind the wheel” – that’s right, “constant attention” to where you are driving not constant attention on your speedo!!!

He evn goes onto to say that “Maintaining focus on the road at all times is critical; a moments distraction on the road can lead to tragedy” – we agree wholeheartedly and that is exactly what we have said throughout this e-mail, motorists should be focussing on the road in front of them and not on their speedo. They should be paying less attention to what “speed” they are doing and more attention to actually driving safely.

Of course, he finishes off with his ridiculous and baseless propaganda about how even a few km/h over “matters” yet he provides absolutely zero evidence to back up this false and misleading claim!

We are working with some other groups at present and hope to put out an open video letter to the Chief Commissioner asking him to meet with us so that we can put an end to the BS propaganda and start discussing true road safety initiatives. We will let everyione know as that project progresses and we will be asking you to help us ensure that video goes viral oince we have completed it.

And, speaking of helping us to make things go viral, please be sure to read our final section to see what you can do to really help us spread the word and bring about some real change this year.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. 

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines. The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,

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